Connemara National Park is situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway and covers almost 3,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands.
The Park was established and opened to the public in 1980. It is one of six National Parks in Ireland managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The Park facilities include a 3-D exhibition, Walks, AV Theatre, Playground, Picnic Areas, Toilets and Tea Room. Summer programmes for adults and children include, Guided Nature Walks, Fun with Nature for Kids, Connemara Pony Information and Evening Talks. The Park entrance is on the Clifden side of Letterfrack Village on the N59.
Open Year Round
Admission is FREE
DINING: Tea room open daily March to September. Winter opening Saturday and Sunday limited hours.
PICNIC: Picnic area on site
GUIDE TOURS: Guided nature tours available
Take the N59 (Westport Road) towards Letterfrack. Before entering the village of Letterfrack you will see a sign for the National Park on the right hand side of the road. Turn right here and follow the road to the car park.
From Westport (Distance Approx. 53 kms) /Leenane (Distance Approx. 20 kms)
Follow the N59 (Leenane Road) towards Leenane, remain on the N59 to Letterfrack. 200 metres from the village you will find the main entrance for the National Park on your left hand side. Follow the road to the car park.
From Galway (Distance either 82 kms or 93 kms depending on route taken)
From Galway take the N59 (Clifden Road). There are two options for travelling to Letterfrack:
Travel along the N59 to Clifden and then follow the directions above for travel from Clifden to Letterfrack (Distance Approx 93 kms).
Travel along the N59 to Recess. Just after the village of Recess take the first turn on your right to travel down the Inagh Valley. At the end of this road turn left for Letterfrack. This is the Letterfrack-Leenane Road. Continue through Letterfrack and approximately 200 metres from the village your will find the main entrance to the National Park (Distance Approx 82 kms).
Notice to Camper Van Visitors to the National Park:
Please note that the Connemara National Park car park cannot facilitate overnight parking/camping at this time. The car park is for day time visits only. We recommend that camper van visitors who wish to stay overnight use one of the local camper van sites.
Bus services for Letterfrack operate from Clifden, Galway & Westport.
Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland
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