Connemara National Park

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2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, grasslands and woodlands. Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park’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 (Humanity Dick) Martin who helped to form the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during the early 19th century. The Parklands are now wholly owned by the State and managed solely for National Park purposes. Amenities: -Visitor Centre -Free entry -Guides at the Visitor Centre are on hand to provide information about the National Park including wildlife, trails and things to see and do in the locality -Tea Rooms -Wild camping is permitted in certain parts of the National Park