Connemara National Park Elopement Guide

Updated August 22 2023

If you are considering a Connemara National Park Elopement, get in touch! As a West of Ireland elopement photographer, I can help you with everything you need to know about planning an elopement in Connemara.

Connemara has some of the most unusual and dramatic landscapes with rugged mountains towering over lakes, bogs and woodlands. The stone walls, house ruins and narrow roads will give you a real taste of old Ireland.

Where is Connemara National Park and how can I get there?

Connemara is in County Galway in the West of Ireland.

The closest city is Galway about 50km away. The quickest and easiest way to get to Connemara is to drive. It will take about 1 hour 15 minutes. You will drive through the most spectacular scenery.

Public transport is offered by coach from Galway and Clifden to Letterfrack, where you will find the visitor entrance to the National Park.

Details of the coach services.

Can I elope in Connemara National Park?

A permit is required for events in Connemara National Park. Get in touch with me for more information. I can help you discover the best locations and vendors for your Connemara National Park elopement.

What should I wear?

The grounds of Connemara National Park can be boggy and wet so a good pair of boots are essential for your visit. The changeable Irish weather means that waterproof rain gear is always a good idea!

Where should I stay in Connemara?

You have the option of staying in Galway City an hour’s drive away but there are also lots of cute places nearer Connemara. From hotels, cozy cottages to unique accommodations like treehouse glamping. I can share my favourite local recommended vendors with you.

If you have any questions about a Connemara National Park elopement, please get in touch.

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  1. Wow! Getting married on the edge of that rocky shoreline would be amazing. I love how you really captured the mood and atmosphere of the park. Plus I love her black dress!

  2. Connemara looks like a different kind of wild! That coastline is amazing and the photographs are stunning. Love the black dress too! Thanks for sharing.

  3. The moodiness here in UNREAL! Everyone deserves an Irish elopement adventure!

  4. Wow what a beautiful location and couple. Love all the mood in these photos !

  5. This is such a gorgeous location for an adventure elopement! Adding this to my bucket list for sure!

  6. I love these photos! Her dress, the hair, the wind—it’s beautiful! Great job.

  7. Okay, color me obsessed! This is so moody and gorgeous, I’m in love.

  8. Ah…Ireland…give me all the Irish vibes….love the coastline and all wind swept vibes!

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