Connemara National Park, Co Galway
Connemara is a rural outlying area of Galway City. It is home to an unsullied land that provides stunning beauty throughout. It is also known as a Gaeltacht area as the majority of the inhabitants speak the Irish language. It is one of the last remaining strongholds of the native tongue.
The sprawling landscape is home to some of the best views in the country, from vast open plains, beautiful lakes, towering mountains, and crashing Atlantic waves. Hire a car from Galway City.
The terrain in Connemara makes it a great destination for active tourists. Throughout the year many who visit will take part in hill walking, horseback riding, golfing, fishing, and a multitude of water sports.
History enthusiasts will be overjoyed upon arrival as there are around 5000 years to uncover. There are megalithic stones, tombs, stone and earth forts, early Christian churches, castles, both ruined and inhabited, 19th century houses and the Marconi Wireless Station and the landing place of Alcock and Brown.