Diamond Hill is a mountain located in the Connemara National Park in County Galway. It can be recognized by its very particular shape and colour, similar to a diamond according to the Irish, due to the colour of its particularly light rock, and its almost triangular shape…
Diamond Hill is part of the Twelve Bens mountain range, one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Ireland. It belongs to the smallest peaks of the range, with a height of only 445 metres (which makes it an ideal place for a leisurely hike, without too much effort) .
For walkers, it is possible to climb Diamond Hill. The level is relatively low, and may be suitable for family walks (children are quite capable of doing this walk, with minimal equipment such as hiking shoes, backpack, water and food, etc.).
The hike starts from the Maison du Parc, located in Letterfrack, and will take you to the summit via a small marked trail, which crosses superb landscapes of red moorland and peat bog. The panorama up there is breathtaking: don’t forget your camera, it would be a real shame not to immortalise the view over the rest of Connemara!
Allow about 1h20 for the driveway and the same time for the descent…