Wainfest Events Coming Soon

Child painting Wooden Tile

We are delighted to be offering nature based activities for school and families again this year from 3rd - 10th October. We will also be launching a special 'Protect Nature' Art Competition. For more information click here.

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Walkers Bus

The Glen Bus Service will resume to the head of the Glen from Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th of September.  Service will continue throughout the winter weather permitting.  Depending on interest the Lough Inshagh bus will run with six persons or more. This will run every Saturday and Sunday all year at 10.00am from the Visitor Centre. This service is strictly on a first come first served basis.  Six persons or more must travel for the Glen/Lough Inshagh  bus to...

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Schools Programmes Resume

Glenveagh Viewpoint Summit with school children

Our Education service and programmes are slowly resuming and both national and secondary schools are now able to contact us to make bookings for the academic year ahead. Limited numbers apply and Covid safe measures have been put in place to protect both staff and visitors. Initially we will be offering outdoor sessions only but hope to return to indoor activities soon. To contact us please email glenveagh-education@housing.gov.ie

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Donegal visit sees Minister Noonan take to the eBus in Glenveagh National Park

Minister Noonan on Electric Bus

Donegal visit sees Minister Noonan take to the eBus in Glenveagh National Park Electric shuttle bus service, requested by local children, launched New website and cohesive branding for Ireland’s National Parks announced Heritage Minister meets Agriculture Minister at Inch Wildfowl Reserve   The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, today (Monday July 19) visited Donegal and officially launched the electric shuttle bus service in Glenveagh National Park and, while there, he introduced the new website...

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Guided Walks and Events Returning….

Children Walking up Trackway

In line with public health advice and with careful planning we are pleased to be offering a small selection of walks and events over the summer. All must be booked by emailing our Education Centre at glenveagh-education@housing.gov.ie or calling us on 0761 002691. Limited Numbers apply.   Never Visited Glenveagh Before? Fancy a gentle stroll and friendly chat with our Education Guides, with the option to finish with a coffee in the great outdoors before you explore the rest of...

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Shuttle Bus Information

Glenveagh Bus

The shuttle buses are are running at a 50% capacity. Priority will be given to limited mobility, families with young children or vulnerable groups. All tickets must be purchased at the visitors centre on arrival. Buses will run daily from 9.15am,  with the last bus from the castle at 5.15pm. Bus tickets for the shuttle bus are sold at the visitor centre & castle.

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Explore the new Synge & Byrne Artisan Restaurant & Tearooms

Reusable Cup

Fresh adventures await you Coffee Trailer opened at the castle from 12th April 2021   (10.00am to 4.30pm ) We are delighted to announce the arrival of established artisan café company, Synge & Byrne who will be opening our restaurant, tea rooms and external outlets with a fresh new menu for the 2021 Spring and Summer seasons. Synge & Byrne are one of Ireland’s leading and long-standing café brands who can be found in some of the most modern retail outlets...

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Goosander Nestbox Project

Goosander Project

We’re preparing for spring here in Glenveagh National Park, and this week we are delighted to have put up the first of our Goosander (Mergus merganser) nestboxes. Following on from the successful work by our colleagues in Wicklow Mountains National Park, our Goosander nestbox scheme aims to support the small breeding population of this tree-nesting species in Donegal. A special thanks must go to our resident craftsman Donal O’Fearraigh, without whom this project would literally not have left the ground!

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Green Flag 2021 Application

The Green Flag Award® recognises and is setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces, parks and green spaces, which benefits those managing the spaces, and the public that uses them. Our heritage parks and gardens are a fragile and finite resource, without careful management,  they can easily be damaged beyond repair or lost forever. These valued green spaces are often at the center of local communities, whether in town or in the country, these places are...

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Opening Information Update

Glenveagh Uplands

Please follow all HSE #Covid19 guidelines during your visit. Please note that the Visitor Centre, Tearooms and Coffee Hut are now open for takeaway. Information is available at the kiosk. We appreciate continued adherence with HSE and Government advice at this time. Stay safe.

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