Biodiversity Week 2022

list of events

We’ve an exciting schedule of events for Biodiversity Week 2022, which is taking place between the 13th and 22nd of May. This year we are celebrating with a number of different community and partner organisations. We want to share the wonder of the biodiversity around us, as well as the many different aspects of Wild Nephin National Park. We are kicking off the events on May 14th (World Migratory Bird Day) with a Midnight Corncrake Tour, starting at 8.30pm, in...

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Poetry Day 2022

milkyway with protect nature icon

On this Poetry Day we want to celebrate Wild Nephin National Park's naturally dark skies that are now the internationally gold tier accredited Mayo Dark Sky Park. Beneath The Night Sky is written by Michael Chambers, Head Guide here in the National Park. The poem was inspired by a collection of stories that Michael grew up listening to. He has fond memories from his youth in the Valleys beneath the Nephin Beg Mountains, going along with his mother to visit...

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Condition Orange – High Fire Risk – No Camping

Fire

***UPDATE*** Further Extension of the Condition Orange – High Fire Risk Camping, fires and barbeques remain prohibited in the National Park at this time. All hikers in the National Park should register at www.campingwildnephin.com *** *** *** Condition Orange – High Fire Risk Warning Effective From 1500hrs 22/04/2022 Effective Period Expires 1800hrs 30/04/2022 A Condition Orange Forest Fire Warning has been issued arising from weather patterns and expected level of risk. As per our wild camping guidelines camping in the Wild Nephin...

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World Heritage Day April 18th

World Heritage Illustrated Talk - 18 April 2022

Looking for something to do on this rainy bank holiday weekend, why not join us at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre on Monday! To mark World Heritage Day, at 3pm on April 18th at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre Michael Chambers, Head Guide will give an illustrated talk titled "We walked these hills before you", which will explore the rich cultural heritage of the lands of Wild Nephin National Park. Michael is passionate about local history and has a strong knowledge of...

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Recording Spring Flowers

Recording Spring Flowers

The National Biodiversity Data Centre and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) are looking for your records of Spring Flowers for their #SpringFlowersProject There are 20 easily identifiable spring flowers for recording and you can download a recording sheet and all the information you need to take part in the project: https://biodiversityireland.ie/surveys/spring-flowers-project-2022/ The aim of the project is to encourage people to record their observations of early-flowering species that can be otherwise lacking in data but like all...

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Easter Events 2022

Events Notice - 10 April 2022 to 17 April 2022

We would be delighted to see you at some of our Easter events over the holidays! On Sunday 10th between 11.30am and 1pm we will be at the dipping pond at the Visitor Centre helping you discover some of the wonderful minibeasts that call it home! Then at 2pm join us on a guided walk on the 2km Tóchar Daithí Bán trail at the Visitor Centre. Over Friday 15th and Saturday 16th  come along and take part in our Daithí Bán...

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Temporary Rural General Operatives

Recruitment - General Operatives

In addition to Temporary Guides the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is inviting applications for the position of Temporary Rural General Operatives across the National Parks and Wildlife Service including in the Western Region at both Connemara and Wild Nephin National Parks. Further details including application form and information booklet are available on our recruitment page: https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/453df-recruitment-in-the-department-of-housing-local-government-and-heritage/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/housing/recruitment  #connemaranationalpark #wildnephinnationalpark #protectnature #nationalparks

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World Aquatic Animal Day – Sunday April 3rd

Wild Aquatic Animal Day - 3rd April 2022

We are celebrating World Aquatic Animal Day at Wild Nephin National Park this Sunday April 3rd. Join us at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre between 12 and 1pm where we will uncover the minibeasts that lay beneath the murky waters of our dipping pond. At 2pm we will take you on a guided walk along the 2km Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail exploring life along our seashore. Hope to see you there!

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Temporary Visitor Centre Guide Positions

Recruitment - Visitor Centre Guides

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is inviting applications for the position of Temporary Guides across the National Parks and Wildlife Service including at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre at Wild Nephin National Park. Further details including application form and information booklet are available on our recruitment page: https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/453df-recruitment-in-the-department-of-housing-local-government-and-heritage/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/housing/recruitment #wildnephinnationalpark #mayodarkskypark #halftheparkisafterdark #ballycroyvisitorcentre #protectnature #nationalparks

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Condition Orange Fire Warning – No Camping

Fire

*** Update *** This Notice has now been extended to 12 noon on April 1st *** *** *** A Condition Orange Forest Fire Warning has been issued arising from weather patterns and expected level of risk. As per out wild camping guidelines camping in the Wild Nephin National Park is prohibited. The lighting of fires, BBQs etc. is prohibited in the Parks for the duration of the notice. All visitors are asked to register at www.campingwildnephin.com  for walking/hiking in the...

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