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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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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