2,000 hectares or almost 5,000 acres of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands.

Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Parkโ€™s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Connemara National Park was established and opened to the public in 1980. Much of the present Park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School, the remainder having been owned by private individuals. The southern part of the Park was at one time owned by Richard Martin who helped to form the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during the early 19th century. The Park lands are now wholly owned by the State and managed solely for National Park purpose.





Email: [email protected]

Phone 1: +353 (0) 95 41054

Phone 2: +353 (0)1 5393157

Good To Know

  • Open daily (except Christmas Day & Stephen’s Day).
  • Free admission.
  • Visitor centre onsite.
  • Cafe onsite.


Letterfrack, Galway


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