Twinning of the Parks – Connemara National Park and Terra Nova National Park

Twinning of Terra Nova National Park & Connemara National Park

When

Friday, June 14th 2019 – 10.00am to 12.30pm

Where

Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway

Itinerary

10.00 am – Introductions

10.10 am – Presentation 1 – National Parks and Wildlife Service

10.35 am – Presentation 2 – Parks Canada

11.00 am – Brief Speeches followed by Formal Signing of Twinning Agreement

11.30 am – 12.15 pm – Light Refreshments – Visitor Centre – Connemara National Park

Background to this Twinning

About the Parks

Terra Nova National Park (Parc national Terra-Nova) – Rugged coastal national park spanning 154 miles with trails, campsites & resident black bears.
Connemara National Park (Pairc Náisiúnta Chonamara) – Some 7000 acres of mountains, bogs, heaths and grasslands, with wildlife and scenic walking trails.

Similarities between the Parks
• Diamond Mountain (Marconi) :: Signal Hill, St. John’s (Marconi)
• Both parks on the coast
• The Physical terrain
• Ownership
o Newfoundland: part of the Marconi infrastructure is owned by Parks Canada
o Clifden – part of the Marconi infrastructure is owned by National Parks and Wildlife Service
• The Accents!

What
A twinning arrangement between Connemara National Park & Terra Nova National Park

Twinning Part 1 – May 6th 2019 – Parks Canada Place in Gatineau, Quebec

https://www.constructionireland.ie/construction-news/259082/ireland-and-canada-twin-national-parks
http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/05/06/canadian-irish-connemara-terra-nova-park-history-culture/

Twinning Part 2 – June 14th 2019 – Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Ireland

https://alcockandbrown100.com/events/twinning-of-the-parks-connemara-national-park-and-terra-nova-national-park/

Contacts

Alcock & Brown 100 Festival – Grainne O’Hora – info@alcockandbrown100.com
Press Office Queries (Dept. CHG): Roisin O’Hara – roisin.ohara@chg.gov.ie

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Date

Jun 14 2019

Time

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Connemara National Park
Letterfrack, Co. Galway
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