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Automatic counters have recently been installed at key locations within the Park. These devices are very useful in accurately monitoring the numbers of pedestrians and cyclists and how and when visitors are choosing to enjoy the park.This data will be a significant aid in enhancing the delivery of services for visitors. Between the start of January 2014 and Easter 2014 more than 11,000 walkers and 1,500 cyclists have enjoyed the park facilities.


The Nature/Education Team is now taking bookings for

Autumn 2014

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

Click here to Download our new Booking Form.

E-mail it back to

For more information on bookings and our programmes,

click here for the Nature and Outdoor Learning Programme.



Glenveagh Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagle re-introduction project has been ogoing based at Glenveagh national Park since 2000. Several pairs of eagles now hold territory and nest in and around Glenveagh and the wider county eacjh year.  

To read more about this exciting project click


New Lake walk to castle

A new trail suitable for walkers and cyclists has been constructed from the Bus Shelter at the Visitor Centre to the Castle along the lake shore. The route starts through a stand of mature Austrian Pines and scatteresd native trees and across larch bridge over the Owencarrow River. The path then takes you to othe open heasth and balnket bog habitats that are typical of much of Glenveagh National Park. Along tyhe 4 km route there are lovely views acroioss Lough Veagh to the majestic cliffs and hilltops of the Derryveagh Mountains. The scattered islets on the lough have stands of native woodland trees where the Red Deer finde it more difficukt to graze.


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