SIT - day 11

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Day 11:

Galway city Tour - Connemara National Park

Galway Have a walk in Galway City, one of the fastest growing and more dynamic cities in Europe.

Explore Connemara National Park and its 7,306 acres of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. The bird life of the Park is also varied. Meadow pipits, skylarks, stonechats, chaffinches, robins and wrens are just some of the common song-birds within the Park. Birds of prey are sometimes seen, usually kestrel and sparrowhawk, with merlin and peregrine falcon making occasional visits.

The rocks underlying the National Park are typical of the Twelve Bens area and are termed metamorphic rocks. These rocks derive from sediments deposited in a warm shelf sea between 700 and 550 million years ago.

Connemara In the past the Park lands were used for agriculture, mainly as grazing for cattle and sheep. Vegetables were grown on some of the more fertile lowlands. Today, these areas are easily recognized by the old cultivation ridges and hollows.

2 nights in Galway.

  • Galway city: suggested walking tour

  • - Lynch's castle
    - Galway cathedral
    Tel: 563577
    Gaol RD, Donation: 3
    Opening Hours: 8am-6pm

    - Salmon Weir Bridge
    - Spanish Arch
    - Eyre Square

  • Connemara National Park

  • Tel: 095-41054
    Entrance fees: 2.75
    Opening Hours: 10am-6.30pm, June
    9.30am-6.30pm, July to August
    10am-5.30pm, Apr - May and Sep-Oct

    Visitor Centre Housed in Letterfrack
    Guided walks are possible on Monday, wed and Friday in July and August, leaving at 10.30am.
    Letterfracks is 10 miles Northeast of Clifden on the N59

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