CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK
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. The park has a rich bird life. Meadow pipits, skylarks, stonechats, chaffinches, robins and wrens are just some of the common song-birds within the Park.
Rabbits, foxes, stoats, shrews, and bats are often observed at night. In recent years both pine marten and non-native mink have been seen. The latter is a threat to native wildlife species.
To access the park the nearest village is Letterfrack just off the N59. There is no entry charge to the park. There are Tea Room which are open daily in season and which offer a selection of local produce.
In addition to the dramatic landscape and the rich wildlife, including Connemara Ponies, there are also nature trails, an exhibition, playground and a number of walks.
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