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

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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Love This Space, Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Campaign

National Awareness Campaign launched promoting responsible behaviour outdoors to combat increase in littering Government of Ireland in partnership with Leave No Trace Ireland call for the public to care for our countryside, follow the Leave No Trace principles and protect and preserve our land  A new Government of Ireland campaign has been launched to tackle a growing littering issue throughout the country, particularly in some of our most scenic locations which have recently become littering hotspots. It is a joint...

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Glenveagh National Park Opening Arrangements

Lake

we are open Thanks to everyone for your patience this far. We now have the toilets open in a managed system at the Car park, Visitor Centre and Castle Area.The castle desk is open for bus tickets sales only. Castle tours are not available due to covid guidelines. Strict guidelines are in place for your safety, so please follow staff advice and signage. We will be monitoring how this works so your cooperation is greatly appreciated. The castle area and...

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PARK BOOKINGS 2021

Side View of Castle

PLEASE CONTACT: glenveaghbookings.housing.gov.ie or tres.connaghan@housing.gov.ie in relation to cancellation / confirmation of all group bookings and events. The castle is closed, the follow services are open, the visitor centre desk and toilets, restaurant, castle tearoom, gardens, walking trails and a redued bus services. please call 0761002537 for more information.  

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