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One Hundred Shades of Green

Green Flag Award issued to Glenveagh National Park

The 2022 Green Flag Awards were announced today by An Taisce Environmental Education, acknowledging Ireland’s best public parks and gardens. Ireland’s success continued this year with four new Green Flag Award winners, three new Community Award winners and five new Green Heritage Site Accreditations - raising the total on the emerald isle to a record-breaking number of 104 awards. This includes three new Green Flag Award winners, three new Community Award winners and five new Green Heritage Site Accreditations. Of...

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Glenveagh delighted to take part in Wainfest

Wainfest Attendee

We are delighted to be taking part in Wainfest again this year – and it’s all about our native woodlands this time. Children can take part in our creative arts and writing exhibition and families can plan to join us on 16th October for some hands on woodlands fun and learning. Check out our social media feeds closer to the time for full details. To enter for Wainfest, please apply using the Wainfest Entry Form. Deadline for Entries is 6...

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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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Derrylahan VR Tour

Derrylahan Nature Trail

You can explore the beautiful Derrylahan Trail using our new Virtual Tour. More information about the Derrylahan Nature Trail is available here. In order to view the virtual tour, you will need to have accepted "All Cookies". You can do this by clicking the "Cookie Settings" button and reloading the page. Cookie Settings

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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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