How to find us
Wild Nephin National Park is 15,000 hectares in size stretching across the Nephin Beg Mountain Range including bogs, mountains and coastline. There are three different options for accessing the National Park:
- Ballycroy Visitor Centre in Ballycroy Village (Exhibition on the National Park, 2km Trail, Education Centre & Ginger & Wild Café) (see details below)
- Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail (2km walk on boardwalk and seashore) (GPS coordinates: 53.957579377477565, -9.79341973235047)
- Letterkeen Trailhead (Four looked waymarked trails – 2.5km, 5km, 10km & 12km) (GPS coordinates: 53.98930162986286, -9.57294375915887)
Ballycroy Visitor Centre
The Ballycroy Visitor Centre is a great place to start your exploration giving you a background to the importance of the National Park with free exhibition, short walk and education centre. The helpful Guides will help you plan your visit to the National Park. The Visitor Centre is located in the village of Ballycroy on the N59 road between Mulranny (Mallaranny on maps) and Bangor Erris. Have a look at the GPS coordinates for the three locations. For longer hikes, you need to travel to the Letterkeen Trailhead and you will need private transport as it is not served by any public transport services (Free shuttle bus for August 2022, click here for details).
GPS coordinates: 54.024505,-9.823505
Google Maps: Wild Nephin National Park
If you are travelling to us by air, rail or bus, here is some further information on the best routes to take.
By Air: Ireland West Airport Knock is our closest airport. Check them out here: http://www.irelandwestairport.com/
By Train: Dublin → Castlebar → Westport http://www.irishrail.ie/
FREE National Park Shuttle Bus – August 2022 – Running between Westport/Newport and Bangor Erris. Click here for details
Westport → Mulranny → Ballycroy Village
Bus Éireann No. 440 operates between Ireland West Airport → Achill. Stopping at Mulranny. http://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/1475580661-440.pdf
McNultys Coach/Bus travel from Castlebar to Belmullet daily and pass though Mulranny.
Castlebar → Mulranny → Ballycroy Village
Ballina → Bangor Erris → Ballycroy Village
Bus Eireann operate No. 446 Ballina → Blacksod (via Bangor Erris) http://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/1475581065-446.pdf
Local Link Service
Belmullet → Castlebar → Belmullet stopping in Ballycroy Village (see link for more details: https://locallinkmayo.ie/time-table/)
Travel from Belmullet → Castlebar (via Bangor Erris & Ballycroy Village)