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Parks & nature in Connaught

Other Great Outdoors
“Barna Woods (moss covered), mixed broadleaf woodland and last natural Oaks growing in West of Ireland, few min.walk from truly beautiful Silverstrand Blue Flag Beach on Galway/Barna boundaries.”
19 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“National Trust property. Beech tree forest walk or lake walk. House tours. Ice house. Cafe and bookshop on site. Pay on entry. ”
4 locals recommend
Lake
“With access for all ages and abilities, this amenity can be explored for its outdoor activities, nature and biodiversity, sculptures and historical Mesolithic Site. Discover all that Lough Boora has to offer.”
9 locals recommend
Trail
“Perfect for families with kids. Great indoor play area if it’s raining. Parents can sit back with a coffee while they play. The food is great too. Plan to spend a few hours as there is a lot to do and it can seem expensive if not as you pay in but there is really is a lot to do. Our daughter loves it!”
19 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Fantastic views of the Atlantic ocean, cliff edges and also the Dun Briste Sea Stack standing 45 meters high. Downpatrick Head became a lookout post during WWII. You can still see the stone building there today. Another intrigue of the area is Poll Na Seantainne: this is a spectacular blowhole that plummets down to the tempestuous ocean below. While in the area make sure to take the short drive out to visit the Céide Fields Visitor Centre in Ballycastle. The Céide Fields is the oldest known Stone Age field system in Europe. The remains of ancient stonewalls, settlements and megalithic tombs have been preserved here thanks to a protective bog environment”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Lough Boora Discovery Park is the best place in the midlands to experience our unique landscape - our ancient bogs. The park - the culmination of years of local and international support features cycling trails, sculpture park and Ireland’s most ancient site of Mesolithic man. Not to be missed. ”
5 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Ireland’s only Fjord , 16 kilometres long and in the centre over 45 metres deep, with unrivaled views of the spectacular bay. Boat trips available.”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Free Family friendly and more advances walking trails in a beautiful forest setting. Park benches and green areas on site ideal for picnics. 25 mins drive from The Calves Field. ”
15 locals recommend
Park
“A 5 minute drive from Oranmore. Beautiful spot to walk. Really good playground too. ”
9 locals recommend
Lake
“Corrib Cruises will take you on a cruise of Upper Lough Corrib sailing from Cong and Oughterard. Cong Sailings 11 am - One Hour History Cruise from Ashford Castle - 365 days a year.* 11:15 am - One hour History Cruise from Lisloughrey Pier - 365 days a year 2:45 pm - Two Hour Island Cruise from Ashford Castle - June 1st to September 30th.* 3pm - Two Hour Island Cruise from Lisloughrey Pier - June 1st to September 30th. Oughterard Sailing 12 Noon - Oughterard – Inchagoill – Cong Return Oughterard Pier - July and August – everyday except Tuesdays Phone +353 87 2830799”
8 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful country estate with gardens and a woodland walk, as well as a Famine Museum for the history buffs.”
6 locals recommend
Island
“Clare Island is located at the entrance of Clew bay. Clare Island is best known for the pirate queen Grainne O'Malley. It has a fantastic atmosphere and the scenery around the island is fantastic.”
8 locals recommend
Beach
“Voted in the top 5 beaches in Ireland for 2019, breathtaking views of the cliffs and bay. With a lovely walk up to Moyteoge head.”
5 locals recommend
Surf Spot
2 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Option to walk the cliff edge, 2-3 hours from Doolin to Liscannor. If good weather & not too windy this is amAzing! Pub grub O’Connors Doolin and Joe McHughs Liscannor. other things to do: FANORE beach is truly beautiful. Drive over the BURREN and visit the Burren Perfumery. Windsurfing at Lahinch.”
7 locals recommend
Lake
“Description: This is a remarkably scenic walk around the shores of picturesque Lough Talt. The lake and its surroundings are home to a diverse range of bird life, with wild ducks, swans and dippers to be seen overhead. The lake also boasts an abundance of brown trout, making it a popular destination with anglers. ============================================ The route The first section of this walk is along a lakeshore track with the return journey along a busy road. For this reason families with young children may prefer to make their return back along the same track. Follow the track along the western shore of the lake. Head uphill from the lake, past the ruins of some houses, through the gates and onto an old road. Take a right turn onto the R294 near the gap and follow the main road back along the eastern side of the lakeshore. ====================================== Lough Talt Walk Ascent: 30m Length: 5.5km Time: 1hr Grade: Moderate Minimum Gear: Hiking boots, raingear, snacks, fluid & mobile phone OSI Map: Series 24 Services: Tubbercurry Terain: Lakeshore tracks, laneways & a busy regional road ”
4 locals recommend