Bus & Coach Tours

Wild Nephin National Park Visitor Centre has a variety of FREE activities and exhibitions suitable for groups.

Private Guided Walks for groups may be arranged by contacting 

the Visitor Centre at +353 (0)98 49888 / ballycroyvisitorcentre@npws.gov.ie

Our Interactive Exhibition captivates visitors of all ages and offers an overview of the Local Community, Local History and the unique Atlantic Blanket Bog System.

Take a leisurely stroll along the Tóchar Daithí Bán Nature Trail (Visitor Centre) and experience panoramic views of Achill Island, The Nephin Beg Mountain Range and the Atlantic Ocean. This is a 20-30 minute walk which can be easily undertaken by individuals or groups. There are FREE Guided Walks of the trail run in July and August.

Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way between Mulranny and Ballycroy and is the perfect location for photographing this stunning area. You will find ample parking and a gentle 1km boardwalk though Atlantic Blanket Bog and 1km return along a stony sheltered shoreline.

The Ginger & Wild Café offers a wonderful light spacious seating area with a bird’s-eye view to Achill Island, the majestic Nephin Beg Mountains and the magical wild Atlantic coast. The food is all homemade using locally-sourced produce and quality ingredients.

The fare is simple and fresh – teas, coffees, soups, scones, cakes and light lunches.

Ginger & Wild Café is also home to The Stronach Gallery which houses a changing collection of Irish and International artists.

Coach parties of any size can be catered for by arrangement with Proprietor Nicola Stronach +353 (0)87 6666633

Facilities at the Visitor Centre:

  • Interactive Exhibition
  • Nature Trail Loop Walk
  • Ginger & Wild Café
  • Groups Welcome (Free Guided Tours available with booking)
  • Regular Guided Walks and Special Events
  • Education Centre
  • Friendly, Helpful Staff

Opening Hours 2022:10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (17th March – 6th November)

Admission: Free

March – October: Open 7 Days a Week

Ginger & Wild Cafe is open daily

We are now taking bookings for Tour Groups, Field Studies Groups and Special Interest Groups e.g. Active Retirement Groups

Tel: +353 (0)98 49888  (Visitor Centre – Main Line)

Email: ballycroyvisitorcentre@npws.gov.ie (All Year)