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National Parks and Wildlife Service issues summer fire safety appeal  

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has appealed to the public not to light fires or barbecues in public places. The National Parks and Wildlife Service has increased ground crews on fire patrol and has ramped up aerial monitoring with helicopters and drones. Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD advised: “If

European Day of Parks

On Wednesday 24th May we are celebrating European Day of Parks & Biodiversity Week. Join us on a guided walk, leaving from the Visitor Centre at 11am. Learn about the flora and fauna of our blanket bog habitat. As the walk will cover rough and uneven terrain please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Duration 1.5-2

Before the Beginning – celebrating 100 years of the Connemara Pony Breeders Society

Connemara National Park is organising and hosting an art exhibition based on the Connemara Pony to celebrate 100 years of the Connemara Pony Breeders Society, and would like to invite artists to donate a Connemara Pony themed painting, sketch, drawing or photograph. All 17 Daughter Societies of the Pony Breeders Society from across the globe

Focus On Series – May 2023

Our ‘Focus On’ series continues into May. These are free 15-minute talks held in the AV Theatre. You will be introduced to a topic relating to natural or cultural heritage and for May it is Focus On Hares and Focus on Ringforts. The full schedule of talks is listed below: Focus on Ringforts Sunday 7th

Park & Diamond Hill Trail Closures from April 19

Connemara National Park will be closed on Wednesday 19th of April, due to helicopter operations. The  closure includes the Visitor Centre and all the trails. This is part of essential trail maintenance works. The Visitor Centre will be closed and there will be limited access to the trails on Diamond Hill on Thursday 20th and

Spring Events at Connemara National Park

Join us in Connemara National Park this April for a number of free events. Our ‘Focus On’ series continues into April. These are free 15-minute talks held in the AV Theatre. You will be introduced to a topic relating to natural or cultural heritage and for April it is Focus On Otters and Focus on

Connemara National Park Opening at 12 noon March 31st

There is no public access to Connemara National Park on Friday morning, March 31st. Public access will be allowed again after 12 noon. This closure is necessary due to helicopter operations, which is part of essential maintenance works on the trails. The closure includes All Trails, Visitor Centre and Café. Apologies for any inconvenience this

Focus On Series – 15 minute talks

For 2023, we are introducing a new type of event for visitors. The Focus On Series are 15 minute talks on various topics relating to natural and/or cultural heritage. These illustrated talks will take place in the AV Theatre. Although the talks are only 15 minutes there will be time given at the end for

All trails have reopened

All trails including the Upper Diamond route have reopened following essential maintenance works. In the coming weeks further works may be needed. So, please check back here in advance of planning your visit to Connemara National Park. Thanks to all of you who have kindly followed our requests to keep off the trails while this

Diamond Hill Trail Closure Update

The Upper (red) Diamond Hill Trail is closed at the moment until March 12th. Please check back here for up-to-date information about reopening of these routes. Please follow all directional signage and requests from National Park staff, this is to ensure the safety of both visitors and staff. Your co-operation is necessary and appreciated to