Visitor Centre

  • Interactive exhibition on the habitats of Wild Nephin National Park and the surrounding area
  • Special Events
  • Tea Room with Soup, Sandwiches & Light Lunches
  • Nature Trail with pond, interpretation panels and viewing point

For further information please call +353 (0)98 49888



Distant View of Mountains

Views to be enjoyed from the Tearoom including Achill Island and Blacksod Bay

Ginger & Wild café at the Visitor Centre serves a selection of light lunches, sandwiches, soup, coffees, teas and cakes. The café at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre offers splendid views of the National Park, Ballycroy, Achill Island and Blacksod Bay.

Nature Trail – Tóchar Daithí Bán

Slieve MoreBoundary Map Ballycroy

View of Slieve More (Achill Island) taken from the Nature Trail and Map of Nature Trail

Below are two links with a guide to the plants of the trail (photographic) and a wonderfully illustrated bird guide. Feel free to download and print them out and bring them with you on your visit to help improve your wildlife ID skills. We also can provide a copy on your arrival at the visitor centre, just ask the guide at the desk.

Plants of the Trail: Click here for photographic guide to some common bogland plants (pdf)

Birds of the Trail: Click here for an illustrated guide to some birds that can be seen along the Tóchar (pdf)

Education Centre

We are now taking bookings for schools, third level and all interested groups. To book a day please phone 098 49888.

Children Walking along Boardwalk

Heading out in search of bog life!

The National Park runs an education centre at the Visitor Centre with programmes for visiting primary and secondary schools.

We also can provide lectures, demonstrations and talks for other interested groups and 3rd level students.

Please click here for more details.

Myth & Folklore Book from Exhibition

Lots of visitors have expressed an interest in the Myth and Folkore book which is part of our exhibition.

Click here if you would like to download your own copy. (pdf)

Admission is free into the Visitor Centre, all special events, talks and walks free of charge.