Garden Birds

Our Education Team have been busy again in the Ballycroy Visitor Centre. Inspired by all the activity by our feathered garden visitors, Head Guide Michael has composed a wonderful poem in honour of garden birds: For those of you that want to learn more about the birds that inspired Michael's poem we have put together an information sheet. Click here to download this guide.

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Butterflies

It's the time of year again when the butterflies are on the wing. These incredible creatures go through such an amazing transformation from a tiny egg to their adult form as a fluttering beauty! Our Education Team has put together a short information sheet on the butterfly life cycle, including a quiz sheet to test your newly acquired knowledge. Click here to download the fact sheet. We have also created a butterfly life cycle colouring sheet, click here to download...

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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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European Common Frog

Want to learn a little about the common frog? You may see more frogs about at this time of year and if you are lucky enough you may come across some frogspawn in a pond in your garden, local park or area. Our Guide Patrick has put together a short information sheet on the frog, including a quiz sheet to test your newly acquired knowledge. Click here to download the fact sheet. We will also be uploading a short video...

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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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