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Connemara National Park, A sense of place Gallery

Connemara National Park Irish Landscapes Nigel Borrington

Connemara National Park
Irish Landscapes
Nigel Borrington

Connemara National Park, Image Gallery

Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway is the Connemara National Park, covering 2,957 hectares of the most scenic Landscape in Ireland , including 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.

The 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 Park lands are now wholly owned by the State and managed solely for National Park purposes.

Here I just wanted to Share a sense of this amazing National Park, using just some of the images I took during my last visit.

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8 responses

  1. Thanks for the info and the lovely photos. The only thing I knew before this with the name Connemara attached to it was the ponies…

    October 13, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    • Hi Alli πŸ™‚ , Connemara ponies – just perfect and very much loved here πŸ™‚

      October 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm

  2. Stunning place and pictures – Lucky you to have been there ❀ πŸ™‚

    October 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    • Thank you Hanna , its an amazing park πŸ™‚

      October 14, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      • I’ll put it on my looong list ❀ Big Sigh πŸ™‚

        October 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        October 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

  3. Great landscapes Nigel. Beautiful place.

    October 14, 2015 at 5:22 pm

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