* 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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Wild Child Clubs July 2019

Our Plover Clubs have had a makeover for 2019 and are now our Wild Child Clubs. These will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July and August and will cover a range of conservation, wildlife and historical themes including out-and-about exploration of the park, science and crafts. For kids 6 - 12 years old. Join the national park education team from 1.30p.m. to 3p.m. to join in. Best of all, it's FREE! Drop-ins are welcome on the day but book...

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Willow Sculptures & Art Workshops

We have teamed up with Mayo Artsquad and artist Aidan Crotty to bring you a summer Willow Sculpture Trail. The work has started and already we are seeing some amazing structures shaping up! As part of this, there are two workshops running on Wednesday 3rd and Wednesday 10th July. Both will run from 11a.m. to 4p.m. and will be casual for members of the public and the community to drop in for an hour or two. These are open to...

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Free Bus 2019

It's that time of year again - our FREE National Park Shuttle Bus is back up and running between Westport and Bangor with multiple stops at the park. Running from Tuesday - Saturday for June, July and August, this will tie in with our Wild Child Clubs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and enable you to make the most of the park whether you're taking a short stroll and coffee at the Visitor Centre or embarking on the ambitious Bangor Trail....

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Corncrake Walk Belmullet 7th June

Have you ever heard a corncrake call? 9p.m. Join us in O'Rahallaigh's, Binghamstown for a talk by Liam Loftus (NPWS Corncrake Project) This will be followed by a shuttle bus at 10p.m. to hear the corncrake call at specially selected locations. As places are limited, booking is required by calling 098-49888. There will be a small charge for Belmullet Tidy Towns and refreshments will be available at O'Rahallaigh's. See you there!

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Doogort Big Beach Clean

Join us next week for World Environment Day, Wednesday 5th June, where we will be co-hosting a beach clean in Doogort with multiple brilliant organisations making huge strides in helping the environment! There will be walks along the strands (Golden Strand and Silver Strand) looking at seashore ecology, threats to the marine environment and solutions as to how you can help. Do all this whilst donning a hi-vis jacket and picking up litter along these two beautiful beaches! A free...

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