What’s On

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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Deer Cull In Progress

Red Deer

As part of our on-going management of the Park for conservation, please be advised that in some areas deer culling is in progress until the end of February. Visitors are asked to be aware of signs along our trails and paths and contact the Park Ranger if you require more information.

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Opening Times

November  -  February   The visitor centre is open from 9am to 4.45pm The first shuttle bus to the castle is at 9.15am The last bus to the castle and garden is at 3.45pm The last tour of the castle is 4pm The last bus return from castle is at 4.45pm All single bus tickets from the castle must be purchased before 4pm March - October The visitor centre is open from 9.15am to 5.30pm The first shuttle bus to the castle...

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Bus Service

A shuttle bus will run daily to the castle except for Christmas week & Good Friday. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor centre and castle. Single bus tickets to return from the castle must be purchased before 5pm. The Walkers Bus for individual walkers willrun to the Lough Inshagh Trail in Gartan & The Head of The Glen near Lough Barra every Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday's all year around at 10am. A total of six persons or more must...

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