Connemara National Park, situated in Co. Galway on the Irish West Coast, covers some 2,000 hectares of rugged mountains, expansive bog land, heaths, grasslands and native woodlands. The peaks of Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, make part of the famous Twelve Bens Range. It's one of Ireland's oldest National Parks, established and opened to the public way back in in 1980.
A large section of park lands was owned by the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School which is now a busy Furniture college, part of Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology. Nowadays, the Park lands are owned and managed solely by the State for National Park purpose.