What’s On

Explore the new Synge & Byrne Artisan Restaurant & Tearooms

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

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

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

Due to the current Covid19 restrictions, we ask the public to remain within 5km of their homes from Thursday 22nd Nov for 6 weeks. The Park remains open only to visitors who live within 5km. Please follow all HSE #Covid19 guidelines during your visit. Please note that the Visitor Centre, Tearooms and Coffee Hut are now CLOSED. Information is available at the kiosk. We appreciate continued adherence with HSE and Government advice at this time. Stay safe and hopefully everyone...

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Love This Space, Leave No Trace

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

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. 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 gardens are also open for you to enjoy, but please also follow advice and signs and respect our staff and other...

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Golden Eagle pair spotted in Glenveagh National Park

It is with great delight that we have confirmed the presence of two golden eagles within Glenveagh National Park over the past few weeks. As part of the ongoing ecological monitoring efforts by our team of park Rangers, a young pair where recorded feeding on a deer carcass over multiple days in late January.  In an effort to return the park to a naturally cycling eco-system, (of which the eagles are an essential component) staff occasionally leave culled deer in...

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