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Ginger & Wild Café – Earlier closing June 1st

Please be advised that the Ginger & Wild Café will have a slightly earlier closing time of 4pm today June 1st. This is due to unforeseen circumstances and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Normal service resumes from Friday June 2nd.

National Parks and Wildlife Service issues summer fire safety appeal

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has appealed to the public not to light fires or barbecues in public places. The National Parks and Wildlife Service has increased ground crews on fire patrol and has ramped up aerial monitoring with helicopters and drones. Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD advised: “If

Free National Park Shuttle Bus 2023

It’s that time of year again – from Thursday June 1st our FREE National Park Shuttle Bus is back up and running between Westport and Bangor-Erris with multiple stops along the way. Running from Tuesday to Saturday for June, July and August, this will tie in with our Wild Child Clubs on Tuesdays and Thursdays

BioBlitz at Ballycroy Visitor Centre – May 27th

Looking for something to do this weekend? If you are, why not venture to the Ballycroy Visitor Centre at Wild Nephin National Park. We will be hosting a BioBlitz on Saturday May 27th, looking to record the variety of species on the grounds of the Visitor Centre. Recording sheets and identification charts and books will

Orange Fire Notice – No Camping

***UPDATE*** Effective period for the high fire risk has been extended to 1800hrs on 06/06/2023. A Condition Orange – High Fire Risk has been issued with the warning effective from 1500hrs on 24/05/2023 and due to expire at 1800hrs on 29/05/2023. However, with all these warnings it is possible that this period could be extended.

European Day of Parks

On May 24th we will be celebrating European Day of Parks with a mindfulness themed walk in the Nephin Forest. Our day starts off at 10am at the car park at the Letterkeen Trailhead, from where we will start our 5km hike. We will take our mindfulness journey, reconnecting with the natural world on the

Biodiversity Week – May 19th to 28th

Biodiversity Week is running from May 19th to May 28th. To celebrate we will be hosting a number of events at Wild Nephin National Park, as well as taking part in some community events. Bog Plant BioBlitz On Sunday 21st between 2 and 4pm we will be doing a Bog Plant BioBlitz at the Ballycroy

Invasive Species Week 15th – 21st May 2023

Did you know that invasive non-native species are one of the top five drivers of global biodiversity loss and cost the Irish economy €2.6 million a year, and can even harm our health? You can help us to protect our environment and wildlife by taking part in Invasive Species Week which kicks off today! For

Midnight Corncrake Tour

We are delighted to be teaming up with Corncrake Life and Belmullet Tidy Towns again in 2023 for what is now the annual Midnight Corncrake Tour! The event will take place on June 2nd in Belmullet starting at 8pm. The evening will include a talk at Áras Inis Gluaire by Liam Loftus, Corncrake Life & Ciaran Reaney,

Cruinniú na nÓg at Ballycroy Visitor Centre 2023

Project’s Call to ActionCalling all explorers! Did you know that our bogs are teaming with tiny plant and animal life? Below our feet is a microcosm of wonder! Together using our ecologists tools and drawing skills, we will delve into the tiny world of bog flora and fauna. As part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2023