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Summer Evening Lectures

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this evening’s lecture has been cancelled. The Summer Evening Lecture series will now begin next Wednesday, 10th July at 7pm, with Anne Chambers and her lecture “Grace O’Malley, the Woman behind the Pirate Queen”.

Summer Evening Lecture Series at Connemara National Park

Join us on Wednesday Evenings in the AV Theatre at 7pm during July and August for our Evening Lecture Series. 3rd July “Life on Machair – Ireland’s rare coastal landscape and the life it supports” – Eithne Davis 10th July “Grace O’Malley, the Woman behind the Pirate Queen” – Anne Chambers 17th July “The Victorian

Children’s Summer Activities are on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July and August at 2.30pm, starting on Tuesday 2nd July.

Places are limited to 25 children and an adult must stay with child/children at all times. No booking is required. These activities are suitable for children aged 7 years and over. For further information, please contact

Heritage Events for Canada Day, 1st July 2024. Celebrating the Twinning of Connemara National Park with Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland, Canada.

Join us throughout the day for a series of events, demonstrations, presentations and music. We are delighted to welcome the Canadian Ambassador, HE Ms Nancy Smith at 3pm. For further details please contact us on +353 (0) 95 41054 or email:

Guided Bog Walks in Connemara National Park

Join us for our Guided Bog Walks every Wednesday afternoon at 2pm during June, July and August. Leaving from the Visitor Centre, learn about the natural history of blanket bogs and the local history of the area. Please wear suitable footwear as these walks cover wet, uneven terrain. A minimum of 5 participates is required

BioBlitz 2024

Connemara National Park’s BioBlitz is being held on Saturday, 25th May. A series of wildlife surveys will be carried out by Ecologists and Citizen Scientists over the course of the day, starting at 10am. The aim of the BioBlitz is to collect as much data on the different species found in the Special Area of

Biodiversity Week 2024

All events for Biodiversity Week are free of charge. Tuesday 21st May 11am Guided Walk Wednesday 22nd May 12noon Biodiversity Walk and Talk Thursday 23rd May + Friday 24th May 3pm “Focus On” drop in Talk Saturday 25th May BioBlitz (Please contact us for details) Sunday 26th May 10.30am – 12.30pm + 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Park Closure

Due to maintenance on the walking trails, Connemara National Park will be closed until 5pm on Tuesday, 7th May. The Park will reopen, as usual, at 9am on Wednesday, 8th May. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Closure of Hungry Hiker Cafe

The Hungry Hiker will be closed from Tuesday 6th February to Monday 12th February due to annual maintenance. It will reopen on Tuesday 13th February.

Visitor Notice

The Visitor Centre has changed its opening hours for the Winter months. The Visitor Centre will now be open from 9am – 4.30pm daily.