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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Boxty in the Bothy!

Shamrock

Join Michael for Boxty in the Bothy!   Boxty is a traditional meal that has been eaten in the villages and valleys around Wild Nephin National Park for 100s of years.   Why not celebrate St. Patrick's Day by enjoying this wholesome meal...   The list of ingredients are as follows: 2 parts grated potato 2 parts flour 1 part milk/water or buttermilk Pinch of salt.   Lá Fhéile Pádraig!   [video width="640" height="640" mp4="https://www.wildnephinnationalpark.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WhatsApp-Video-2022-03-16-at-3.41.32-PM.mp4"][/video]

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Ballycroy Visitor Centre – Opening March 17th 2022

Visitor Center - Top and Nature Trail Below

We are delighted to announce that the Ballycroy Visitor Centre is reopening on March 17th for the 2022 season. We will be open daily from 10.00 to 17.30, along with the Ginger & Wild Café (10.00-17.00). As always there is free admission to the Visitor Centre, which includes an exhibition about the National Park. Our knowledgeable guides will be on hand to share all the wonders of the National Park with you. And Half our Park is After Dark, so...

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Siúil Linn!

15 March 2022 Event Poster

10.30 r.n. Dé Mairt 15 Márta Siulóid treoiraithe ar Chosán Cósta Sliabh an Chloiginn i bPáirc Náisiúnta Néifinne Fiáine Tar amach le haghaidh siúlóid éasca 2km cois farraige – áit a bhuaileann an phortach leis an gcladach. Beidh tú in éindí le treoraí agus maor caomhantais na páirce náisiúnta. Beidh muid ag caint as gaeilge faoi chúltúr, stair agus fiadhúlra na háite. Oiriúnach do chách. Bígí linn! #SnaG #SnaG22 #gaeilge #teanga #irish #páirceannanáisiúnta #nádúr #fiadhúlra #bithéagsúlacht #cultúr #oidhreacht

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Storm Franklin – Park Closure – from 3pm February 20th

Storm Franklin closure notice

Please be advised that the sites listed below will be closed from 3pm on Sunday 20th of February as a result of the forecasted orange weather warning arising for counties Galway and Mayo due to Storm Franklin.   Full details of the NPWS western region in relation to National Weather Warnings is outlined on our website: https://www.wildnephinnationalpark.ie/plan-your-visit/weather-warnings/   In adverse weather conditions Weather Warnings may be issued by Met Éireann. The core rationale for issuing Weather Warnings is to protect...

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Storm Eunice – National Park & Nature Reserve Closures in Mayo

Storm Eunice closure notice

Please be advised that the sites listed below will be closed on Friday 18th of February as a result of the forecasted orange weather warning arising for counties Galway and Mayo due to Storm Eunice. Full details of the NPWS western region in relation to National Weather Warnings is outlined on our website: https://www.wildnephinnationalpark.ie/plan-your-visit/weather-warnings/ In adverse weather conditions Weather Warnings may be issued by Met Éireann. The core rationale for issuing Weather Warnings is to protect the lives and livelihoods...

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Red Grouse Survey

Red Grouse Droppings

Since the beginning of December 2021 staff from NPWS have been busy surveying the distribution of Red Grouse in Ireland. The project aims to detect any changes in distribution since the last survey was carried out between 2006 and 2008. This survey will run until the 31st of March 2022. The Red Grouse is one of Ireland’s threatened species, having suffered a 50% decline in distribution between the early 1970s and 2008. Habitat loss has led to this decline. A...

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Celebrating Brigid – Guided Walks January 29th & 30th

Celebrating Brigid Guided Walk 29 and 30 January

To celebrate St Brigid’s Day or Imbolc this year we will be holding two events on the weekend leading up to February 1st. St Brigid’s Day has long been celebrated in Ireland and is associated with St Brigid of Kildare. On this day people make a traditional cross out of rushes to hang in their house for protection, keeping away bad luck and evil. However, long before Christianity reached these shores people celebrated Imbolc and the goddess Brigid. Imbolc is...

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Christmas Greetings

bench with view of sunset in the national park

Inspired by the mountains and valleys of the National Park and the surrounding lands we gift you a collection of poems this Christmas. Click here (5.11mb) to download the book. Michael Chambers, Head Guide, has kindly shared 15 of his poems in this book. Michael has been inspired by the Nephin Beg Mountains, the wildlife and rich cultural history connected to these lands. He has a great knowledge of the lands, much of which was passed on by his father,...

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Storm Barra – National Park & Nature Reserve Closures in Mayo

Storm Barra Closure Notice

Please be advised that the sites listed below will be closed effective from 6pm this evening (Monday 6th of December) until 12 noon on Wednesday 8th of December as a result of the forecasted orange weather warning arising for counties Galway and Mayo due to Storm Barra.   Full details of the NPWS western region in relation to National Weather Warnings is outlined on our website: https://www.wildnephinnationalpark.ie/plan-your-visit/weather-warnings/   In adverse weather conditions Weather Warnings may be issued by Met Éireann....

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