All the magic of Ireland’s landscapes can be found in a place where green is the predominant color and where nature takes on a special role on an island where it is already the protagonist.
The Connemara National Park includes meadows, hills, lakes and everything you can imagine combined with dream towns and a spectacular monument, Kylemore Abbey, located in a privileged area and a must-see.
If you want to visit the Connemara National Park, here are some tips.
What to see in Connemara National Park
Connemara is one of the best preserved natural areas in Ireland where Gaelic is still spoken and where we find exceptional sites and monuments.
Lough Corrib serves as the entry point to Connemara. It is the second largest in Ireland and contains no less than 1,200 islands.
And it is that water is one of the great protagonists of Connemara, not only for this lake but for other smaller ones scattered throughout the region.
Furthermore, Connemara is home to Ireland’s only fjord, Killary Fjord, another must-see.
The landscapes of the sea in harmony with the mainland between small hills can be admired from a boat and we can even take a bath in something from the fjord in Leenaun, in the Connemara Seaweed Baths.
But if you want to have the best views of Connemara Park, it is best to climb Diamond Hill.
You can do it along a very nice and not very demanding path that will take you to the top of a hill from where you can enjoy the greenery and the water.
From there you have at your feet one of the best landscapes in Ireland.
Without a doubt, Kylemore Abbey is the main point of interest in the Connemara region, architecturally speaking.
We are facing a truly spectacular building that even without the landscape that surrounds it would be a jewel.
The green color of the forests and mountains that surround the abbey stands out with its gray stone and its reflection in the water of the lake at its feet, which means that being in front of it causes immense satisfaction for the senses.
The main building of the complex is a palace dating from the 19th century and where we can see the recreation of the original house with period furniture to get an idea of what life was like in the abbey in those years.
Another point of interest is the Neo- Gothic Church, built in green marble and which is a miniature reproduction of Norwich Cathedral, which blends perfectly into the beautiful gardens of the abbey that you should not hesitate to visit.
You can find more information on the official Kylemore Abbey website.
If you are looking for information about the Connemara National Park and its visitor center, you can go to its official website.