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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2020 Seasonal Recruitment

The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for guide positions around the country including Temporary Guides for Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park. Details of how to apply can be found at the following link: https://www.chg.gov.ie/…/national-par…/seasonal-recruitment/

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Open Call under the Per Cent for Art Scheme

The Visitor Centre for the National Park celebrates its tenth anniversary and will mark the occasion by announcing a unique public art opportunity.  Under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, the OPW will commission a new work in collaboration with National Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Mayo County Council Arts Office.  This project will be commissioned in line with the National Guidelines on Public Art using the open competition process and...

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* Partial Trail Closure * We are currently carrying out some maintenance on the boardwalk near the café at the visitor centre. There will still be trail access from the front of the building up to the viewpoint on the hill. You will need to return along the same path rather than complete the loop. We hope you can bear with us until the work is complete.

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Update: 3rd & 4th October

Due to the status orange weather warning for storm Lorenzo, the visitor centre will close at 4p.m. today (3rd Oct.) to ensure that staff and visitors are safe for the duration of the weather warning. All trails will remain closed until 12 noon on October 4th. The National Park Visitor Centre will reopen at 12 noon on the 4th Oct. to faciltate safety checks. We appreciate your patience and stay safe! The Team at Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park

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*Orange Weather Warning* 3rd October

Due to the Status Orange weather warning for Co. Mayo, Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park will be closed to the public from Thursday 03 October 2019 18:00 to Friday 04 October 2019 12:00 to facilitate any clean-up. The Orange Weather Warning period covers from Thursday 03 October 2019 18:00 to Friday 04 October 2019 03:00. Please heed this warning, stay safe and do not head out on the trails.

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