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The Nature/Education Team is now taking bookings for

Autumn 2010 + Spring 2011.

Our booking form has been changed, we now have one form for all groups.

Click here to Download our new Booking Form.

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For more information on bookings and our programmes,

click here for the Nature and Outdoor Learning Programme.


Tree Planting in the Park

The weekend of the 5th and 6th of December saw over 270 trees planted in Glenveagh National Park. Members of the public joined the Glenveagh staff and planted a variety of Downy Birch, Rowan, Aspen and Scots Pine on the new trails near the Derrylahan nature trail. As part of the Winter Wildlife Weekend organised by Glenveagh National Parks Nature Team, 1 hour each morning was dedicated to planting trees. Early morning walks led by Dave Duggan, Deputy Regional Manager and afternoon family wildlife workshops were also well attended. A big Thank You from Glenveagh National Park goes out to all who helped.



Two Glenveagh Golden Eagle Chicks Fledge Nest.

Two Golden Eagle Chicks that hatched in April have now fledged and left an eyrie in Glenveagh National Park. A satellite tag was fitted to one of the chicks, named Conall. Pictured below is the progress of Conall, wandering down Donegal, through Fermanagh, Leitrim and as far as Lough Gill in County Sligo. Click on the link below for more pictures and news.


To read more about this exciting project


New Lake walk

A new trail has been constructed from the Bus Shelter to Bridge House via the lake. This new trail, suitable for childrens buggies and wheelchairs takes the walker through a stand of Austrian pines via the end of Lough Veagh. A small turn-off to the shoreline has dramatic views right up to the end of the glen. The path continues through mature pines where it joins onto the lower glen road to the Castle at the Bridge House.


New Self-Guided Tree Trail

A new self-guided Tree Trail from the Visitors Centre to the Castle is now available. 15 points of interest have been highlighted for this Lakeshore walk. The main focus is on Trees in the park, both native and non-native, all of which you will encounter on your walk. A map and information sheet can be collected free of charge at the Visitors Centre, or downloaded by clicking here.

New self-guided Maps for View Point Trail.

New self-guided maps are available from the Castle reception and from the Nature Centre (behind the Castle). Guide yourself around 21 points of interest on our steep but short View-point Trail,which leads from the south end of the gardens, up the hill at the back of the Castle and down through some small ancient stands of native woodland and back to the north end of the Gardens.

View from the top of the self-guided view point trail.


Glenveagh Visitors Services are closed on Good Friday and over the Christmas period.

National Parks & Wildlife Service, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2. Phone: +353 1 8882000 Fax: +353 1 8883272