Storm Francis – Site Closures

Due to Storm Francis, please note that Wild Nephin National Park/Mayo Dark Sky Park, including all trails (i.e. Letterkeen Loops & Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail) & the Ballycroy Visitor Centre will be closed from 6pm this evening (Monday, 24th August 2020) to 9am on Wednesday, the 26th August 2020.   For storm updates see: https://www.met.ie/warnings/   For more information on Weather Warnings and Wild Nephin National Park see: https://www.wildnephinnationalpark.ie/plan-your-visit/weather-warnings/

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June Bank Holiday Weekend

Lansdscape scene in Ballycroy National Park

Join us on Sunday 3rd June at Murrevagh beach (Trá Buí), Mulranny for a stroll in the sand dunes about Machair formation, beach biodiversity and marine plastics. On Monday 4th June we will be holding two guided walks (2km) at the Visitor Centre in Ballycroy at 1:30p.m. and 3p.m. as well as some activities for kids within the centre.

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Ballycroy National Park Closed

In light of the Met Eireann RED snow-ice weather warning issued FOR ALL COUNTIES, all National Parks & Nature Reserves will be closed to the public today and tomorrow. Visitors are advised to check the Department’s website and Twitter account for any further updates before planning to visit Ballycroy National Park after Friday 2nd of March.

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Traditional Patchwork Quilting Workshop 02.08.2017

We are holding a Quilting Workshop on Wednesday 2nd August 2017. The event is free and participants will learn how to make paper patterns for 2” hexagonal piecing with a demonstration. You will also learn to fussy cut scraps of fabric into 2½” square and secure them around the pre-cut paper patterns. Quilting will be by hand, no machine is required and all materials will be provided. There will also be a demonstration on making binding, if time permits.  ...

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Summer @ Ballycroy National Park

Ballycroy National Park_SUMMER 2017 (1)                 SUMMER 2017 @ BALLYCROY NATIONAL PARK Plover Club for Kids Every TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 11.30-13.00 Join our Park Guides as they explore wildlife and the environment though outdoor activities and crafts. No Booking Required but Arrive Early to avoid disappointment. Adults must remain with children at all times. Guided Walk of Tóchar Dáithí Bán Nature Trail EVERY DAY @ 14.30-15.30 Join Park Guides as they recount...

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Peregrine Falcon Watch

On Wednesday the 21st of June from the viewing point platform at the Céide Fields, the Ballycroy National Park is holding a Peregrine Falcon watch day. Watch these spectacular birds in full flight, through telescopes and binoculars, as the fastest animal on earth soars through the sky at the breathtaking Céide Fields Cliffs, which stand at 370 feet! Ballycroy National Park guides will be on hand to provide any assistance necessary on the day, all equipment needed will be provided by the guides....

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June Bank Holiday

Why not join us for one of our FREE Guided Walks this June Bank Holiday weekend Sunday 4th June @ 2.30- 3.30PM (Visitor Centre) Guided Walk of Tóchar Daithí Bán Nature Trail Monday 5th June @ 2.30- 3.30PM (Visitor Centre) Guided Walk of Tóchar Daithí Bán Nature Trail No booking required. Adults must remain with children at all times See you there :)

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National Biodiversity Week 2017

19th - 28th May Ballycroy National Park is delighted to announce a series of FREE special events to celebrate Biodiversity Week 2017. We encourage all ages to be inspired by our county’s incredible biodiversity. We are lucky to have many interesting and exciting species ranging from the smallest insects and rarest Irish plants to some of the largest animals alive such as the basking shark and whales in Co. Mayo, many of them within Ballycroy National Park. Saturday 20th May...

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Unlocking the Night

RTE 1 Sean O'Rourke show with Marie Louise O'Donnell Marie Louise O'Donnell joined us for Heritage Week. Listen to her talk about wildlife at night and Ireland's new Dark Sky Park http://rte.ie/r.html?rii=b9_21041723_15036_23-08-2016  

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Astronomical Drawing

Wed 8pm @ Visitor Centre We are hosting a really interesting event on Wed 30th November here in the Visitor Centre. Artist Deirdre Kelleghan will present and demonstrate Astronomical Drawing. Just go outside and draw it! A presentation / part demonstration about astronomical drawing.  Featuring Messier Objects , Comets , Milky Way and Meteor Shower drawing.  Techniques,  Materials,  Equipment, Software. This will be a Dark Sky evening with a difference - Deirdre will talk about her work combining two passions...

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