Summer Nature Events

Painted Lady Butterfly

The Education team will be hosting a number of nature and family events, walks and talks over the summer. Check our social media feeds for updates. More info can be found here.

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New Electric Car Launch for Education & Community Engagement

Glenveagh's Electric Car

Minister Noonan Launches New Electric Car for Education & Community Engagement in Glenveagh National Park As part of its remit to raise awareness of Ireland’s biodiversity and protected sites for nature, the Education Centre and Programme are today launching their new electric vehicle which will be used to visit schools, communities and nature reserves in the areas surrounding Glenveagh. In keeping with climate action and goals to reduce emissions, the staff are hoping the car will help showcase how Ireland’s...

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Teachers’ Art & Nature Workshop

Teachers & Art Workshop

  Glenveagh Education Centre will be delivering a workshop on "Teaching Nature through the Visual Arts." This two hour long workshop is suitable for Primary school teachers. There will be two opportunities to attend our workshops: 24th March (5-7pm) OR 26th March (11am-1pm) N.B. The workshop will be repeated over the two sessions - please only book for one of the above dates. Our sessions will include: An indoor introductory session exploring the value of the visual arts for environmental...

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Craft Shop Franchise Glenveagh National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage wish to invite tenders for a small retail facility at Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park. The period of the franchise is for a 3 year period with the possibility of extending for a further 2 years. The retail facility is for the supply and management of a craft shop. The merchandise should be sourced from local craftspeople where possible. Quality merchandise should be the main...

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Green Flag Achieved!

School Group with Green Flag Award 2021/2022 Flag

Press Release: Glenveagh National Park Achieves its Green Flag Award  The 2021 Green Flag Awards were announced today, Wednesday 17th of November 2021, by An Taisce Environmental Education, acknowledging Ireland’s best public parks and gardens. International accreditation for public park excellence in Ireland has increased again this year, to reach over 100 accredited public green spaces. Ireland was today awarded a total of 103 Green Flag sites, comprised of 84 formal public Green Flag Park sites, along with 19 volunteer...

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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

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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 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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