View from the Lower Diamond Hill Walk in Connemara National Park

Connemara, located in County Galway on the west coast, is an austere but picturesque landscape of bogs, coastline and lakes.

Connemara National Park is home to the famous Twelve Bens (Beola Beanna) mountain range whose most iconic peaks include Benbaun, Benbrack and Muckanaght.

A popular route in Connemara is the Diamond Hill Loop, a challenging day hike with panoramic views of the rugged countryside below. Other routes include the scenic Killary Fjord and the Inagh Valley with hikes up the quartz range to look out over the Lough. You can explore the gentler trails and historics gardens at Kylemore Abbey or test out your adventurous side kayaking or gorge-walking at Killary Adventure Centre.

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