Heritage Breeds in the National Park

Pair of Blackface Mountain Sheep Hogget Ewes

  Wild Nephin National Park is home to a number of our agricultural heritage breeds including the Blackface Mountain Sheep. This breed of sheep are believed to be the descendants of sheep originally found in central Asia. They gradually spread through Europe and it is believed that they were introduced to Britain around 800 AD and reached the Scottish Highlands by the 18th century, and the breed was eventually introduced to estates in Ireland in the middle of the 19th...

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Condition Orange – High Fire Risk – No Camping

orange fire risk notice

Condition Orange – High Fire Risk - Strictly No Camping   Warning Effective From 1200hrs 10/08/2022 Effective Period Expires 1200hrs 16/08/2022   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 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...

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Heritage Week 2022

heritage week events notice

We are delighted to announce our schedule for Heritage Week 2022, with an event each day for this national celebration (August 13th - 21st). See full details below. Also included are details for three online events that are being organised by Dark Sky Ireland and the Mayo Dark Sky Park.   Night Walk | Letterkeen | Saturday August 13th Start Time: 9.30pm Description: To celebrate being Mayo Dark Sky Park we will be hosting a night walk Letterkeen starting at...

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Shuttle Bus | August 2022

shuttle bus notice

Visit Wild Nephin National Park this Summer using the Free Shuttle Bus from Tuesday to Saturday for the month of August, travelling between Westport and Bangor Erris. Take in the scenic views of the National Park with stops at Newport, Letterkeen, Mulranny, Claggan Mountain and the Ballycroy Visitor Centre. The bus timetable is below You can also download a pdf of the timetables by clicking here Note: Passengers wishing to take bikes on board please phone +353 (0)87 108 4719 Bus...

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World Ranger Day – Ranger Led Hike – 31 July 2022

ranger led hike notice

Join us this Sunday July 31st for our Ranger Led Hike which will bring you to the Daithí Bán cairn on the summit of Corslieve, Ireland's most remote mountain! Spaces are limited, booking essential. The meeting point is the Ballycroy Visitor Centre at 9am. We will be bused to our starting point at Altnabrocky and from there we will hike along the ridge on the eastern side of Corslieve all the way to the summit. Once on the top we...

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International Bog Day Hike 2022

bog day event notice

We are delighted to be teaming up with Wild Atlantic Nature for a guided hike of the Owenduff Bog to mark this year’s International Bog Day.   Taking place on Friday 22nd of July, starting at 9.30am, this is a strenuous walk that will bring you to the most remote parts of Wild Nephin National Park via Scardaun and the Bangor Trail. Good fitness is a must and appropriate rainwear, boots and supplies (packed lunch + 2L water) are essential....

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Summer Events 2022 – Full Schedule

summer events notice

We are delighted to announce our full schedule of events for Summer 2022. Some of these events have limited spaces so booking is advisable to guarantee a place. All times for events at Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail are tide dependent so please get in touch with us at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre to confirm times closer to the date.   GUIDED NATURE WALKS | JULY & AUGUST Mondays & Fridays | Ballycroy Visitor Centre at 12 noon | Explore Tóchar...

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No Camping – Condition Orange High Fire Risk

orange fire risk notice

Condition Orange – High Fire Risk Warning Effective From 1200hrs 14/07/2022 Effective Period Expires 1200hrs 20/07/2022 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 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 Park. Currently, this warning is in place...

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Summer 2022 Events Programme

programme of events poster for week beginning July 11th

Our Summer 2022 Events Programme continues...   We are still finalising a few events before sharing the full summer schedule that will include a taster of autumn events, but here is the programme starting Monday July 11th including a special outreach session at Céide Fields!   🐸Guided walks at the Visitor Centre on Monday 11th and Friday 15th at 12noon 🌿Wild Child Clubs on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th at 2.30pm 🌊 Guided walk at the Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail...

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Summer Events 2022

notice with events detailed

Our Summer Events Schedule will commence on Monday July 4th and the programme will have something for all ages!   We will announce the full summer schedule shortly, but here is the programme for next week:   🐸Guided walks at the Visitor Centre on Monday and Friday at 12noon 🌿Wild Child Clubs on Tuesday and Thursday at 2.30pm 🌊 Guided walk at the Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail on Wednesday at 4pm 🐝 Pollinator and 🌸Wildflower Workshop on Saturday at 12noon...

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