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Storm Isha update – National Parks and Nature Reserves

NPWS staff are patrolling and monitoring activity in in National Parks and Nature Reserves around the country in the wake of Storm Isha. There are reports of some National Parks and Nature Reserves affected by power outages, fallen trees and debris. Trails may be closed as staff clear affected areas. Members of the public are

Christmas Opening Hours

If you’re visiting Glenveagh over the Christmas Holidays our opening hours are as follows: The National Park including the Castle Gardens are open throughout the holidays for you to come & explore. Visitor Services (e.g. Visitor Centre & Castle etc.) are closed over the holidays & will reopen from 2nd January. Our shuttle bus service

Where to Walk in Glenveagh this Winter…

If you’re looking for a longer walk over the winter why not explore the Upper Glen Walk – known locally as the Bridle Path. This 7km stretch can be enjoyed in either direction from the top of the valley heading downhill, or from the castle and gardens. Enjoy Mullangore Woods – some of the most

Establishment of new National Park

Ministers O’Brien & Noonan confirm agreement to purchase Dowth Hall demesne, Co Meath and establishment of a new National Park Noting it as a once-in-a-generation opportunity, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O Brien, TD, today confirmed the State’s purchase of the World Heritage lands of Dowth Hall and demesne, including Netterville, in

Green Flag Award 2023

We’re delighted to have achieved our Green Flag award again this year. Staff from across the park continue to strive to make our site as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.

Camper Van Update

Donegal Garden Trail

Glenveagh National Park has been a partner in Donegal Garden Trail since its inception in 2006. For information of the delightful gardens of Donegal open to visitors please see

Explore The Castle

If you’d like to explore the Castle while visiting the Park, the tour is now offered in a new Self-Guided format. Available daily, Monday-Sunday from 9.30am until 4.15pm for you to explore the Castle at your own pace. No pre-booking required & subject to availability on the day. New information boards are positioned throughout the

Winter Workshop For Adults

Deepen your relationship with nature through a full day learning experience in Glenveagh National Park. A choice of two dates is available: Sunday 5th or Monday 6th of February. 10am to 3pm. Free of Charge. Bring your own picnic. Connect with your environment through nature art and experience our winter wildlife on a gentle woodland

One Hundred Shades of Green

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