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World Wetlands Day 2023

In collaboration with Wild Atlantic Nature, we will be hosting a guided walk at the Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail to celebrate World Wetlands Day, Thursday 2nd of February. Join us for a stroll along through the bog at our coastal trail at Claggan Mountain. Terrain is a mixture of boardwalk and stony shoreline, where Atlantic

Weekly Walks in Mayo Dark Sky Park

Our weekly dark sky walks will resume each Friday at 8pm from 13th January 2023 Locations & Dates (8pm start):Friday 13th, 20th, 27th January – Letterkeen BothyFriday 3rd February – Ballycroy Visitor CentreFriday 10th, 17th, 24th February – Letterkeen BothyFriday 3rd March – Ballycroy Visitor Centre These walks are part of an Irish Research project

School Visits from the Team at Wild Nephin National Park

UPDATE – FULLY BOOKED! Unfortunately we are now fully booked for our Call of the Wild Roadshow for Spring 2023 From mid-March we will be taking bookings for school visits to Wild Nephin National Park, so please get in touch with us if you are interested in having your school attend the Ballycroy Visitor Centre

Guided Walks at Letterkeen Cancelled – Dec 18

Given the current icy conditions being experienced, we are unfortunately cancelling the guided walks at Letterkeen tomorrow (Sunday 18th). Visitors and recreational users visiting Wild Nephin National Park during this weather should be aware of additional risks and hazards associated with these icy conditions and consider taking any necessary preventative action, including avoidance, to minimise

Dark Skies Walk Friday December 16 – Cancelled

Sorry to say we will be cancelling this Friday’s Dark Sky Walk (December 16th). The roads to Letterkeen are just too risky at night given the continued low temperatures this week. Thank you to everyone who has joined these walks so far. It has been a pleasure to walk in the dark with you. More

Status Orange – Low Temperature & Ice Warning

Update: Monday 12th of December The Orange Weather Warning has been extended until midnight tonight. Access to the National Park remains restricted throughout this weather warning. An Orange Weather Warning has been issued by Met Éireann for the entire country until 12 noon Monday the 12th of December. Access to Wild Nephin National Park is restricted

Guided Walks December 2022

Free guided walks in Wild Nephin National Park at locations in Ballycroy and Letterkeen this December. Walks will take place at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre (2km) at 11am and at Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail (2km) at 1pm, on Saturday 3rd, 10th and 17th. On Sundays 4th 11th and 18th walks will take place at Letterkeen

Exhibition of Astrophotography – Space Week 2022

To mark Space Week 2022 we are launching our new exhibition of astrophotography featuring the fabulous work of Josh Mathews and Aisling McGuire. The exhibition is running right through until the weekend of the Mayo Dark Sky Festival (November 4th-6th). Drop in to Ginger & Wild Café at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre to see these

Our Place in Space – Space Week 2022

Space Week 4th to 10th October 2022 Join us at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre for a self-guided looped walk especially for Space Week. Find out what makes our precious Peatland Ecosystems so similar to “Our Place in Space” and how protecting our local habitats will also help keep our world habitable. Download the booklet (PDF) (9MB) Or

Culture Night at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre

Friday 23rd of September is #CultureNight and we look forward to celebrating it at the #BallycroyVisitorCentre in #WildNephinNationalPark An entertaining evening with traditional music by local musicians and a chance to try some delicious boxty. Sean Lysaght will be launching his book ‘New Leaf’ and we’ll finish off the evening appreciating our wonderfully natural dark skies. Detail and