New COVID19 Restrictions – Car parks closed

IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE In line with new Government measures to combat COVID19 National Parks & Nature Reserves are: Open for locals who live within 2km Car parks are closed - local pedestrian access only For household groups only Maintain 2m distance from other The car parks at Wild Nephin National Park will be closed from 12 noon March 28th. This closure affects the Visitor Centre in Ballycroy, Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail & Letterkeen.

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Advice for Visitors – Visitor Centre to remain closed – COVID-19

***UPDATE*** Important information: For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, the National Park Visitor Centre will now not re-open on March 14th and will remain closed to the public until the 29th of March 2020. The Park grounds, including trails, will remain open.  Further notices will issue once more information is available.. ***   ***   *** Please see the advice below regarding the coronavirus COVID-19. Click here for the latest updates from the Department of Health.

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Storm Jorge – Park Closed 29th February 2020

As a Status Orange Wind warning has been issued for Saturday 29th February the National Park including all trails will be CLOSED to the public. Some severe winds expected during Saturday associated with Storm Jorge. Southwest quickly veering west and later northwest will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts of 110 to 130km/h, possibly higher in very exposed areas with an elevated risk of coastal flooding. For more information on weather warnings please click here. For updates on the weather...

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Storm Dennis – Park Closed 16th Feb. (Sunday)

As a Status Orange Wind warning has been issued for Sunday 16th February the National Park including all trails will be CLOSED to the public. The forecast predicts southwest winds with mean speeds of 60 to 80 km/h with severe gusts of up to 120 km/h, strongest on exposed hills and coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding. For more information on weather warnings please click here. For updates on the weather warnings please see https://www.met.ie/warnings Note: The National Park will remain closed...

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Orange Weather Warning – Monday 10th February

Due to the Orange Weather Warning issued by Met Éireann, we wish to advise the public that the National Park including all trails will be closed to the public this Monday 10th of February and for the duration of the Orange Weather Warning. Please click here for information on Weather Warnings and the National Park. See https://www.met.ie/ for more details on weather warnings and storm updates.

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Storm Ciara – Park Closed February 9th

***UPDATE*** The National Park will remain closed on Sunday February 9th. *** *** *** Due to the Oranage Weather Warning issued by Met Éireann, we wish to advise the public that the National Park including all trails will be closed to the public this Saturday 8th of February and for the duration of the Orange Weather Warning. Please click here for information on Weather Warnings and the National Park. See https://www.met.ie/ for more details on weather warnings and storm updates.

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Storm Brendan – National Park Closure 13th January

Due to wind warnings issued by Met Éireann we wish to advise the public that the National Park including all trails will be closed to the public this Monday 13th of January and for the duration of the Orange Weather Warning. Please click here for information on Weather Warnings and the National Park. See https://www.met.ie/ for more details on weather warnings and storm updates.

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UPDATE – Reopening Following Temporary Closure of Trail at Visitor Centre

**Update** Trail is now fully reopen ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** We wish to advise visitors that due to essential maintenance the visitor centre site and adjoining trail are temporarily closed. Due to reopen tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 11th of January). Please check back here for an update or on our social media. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Temporary Closure of part of Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park (Altnabrocky and Muingaghel)

A section of the Western Way and the entire townlands of Altnabrocky and Muingaghel within the Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park are closed each day until 12 noon from: Friday the 6th December 2019 until Friday the 13th December 2019 Friday the 20th December 2019 until Sunday the 29th December 2019 Friday 15th February 2020 until Friday 22nd February 2020 Please CLICK HERE to download the public notice. This is in order to facilitate legitimate hunting. Visitors and recreational users...

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