Sika Stag & Small Tortoiseshell butterfly. Copyright Gerry Cummins.

The primary purpose of the Park is to conserve the natural flora and fauna of the Wicklow Mountains. The Park consists primarily of heath and bog cloaked uplands along with woodland in the river valleys. The rounded granite mountains forged some 500 million years ago now support a wide diversity of wildlife, some common, some threatened.


An introduction to and listing of the mammals found in the Park, and a page about each species.


Introduction to and listing of the over 100 species of bird recorded in the Park.


The Common Lizard, the only reptile in the Park.


The Common Frog and the Smooth Newt, the two species of amphibian in the Park.


The diverse types of bugs that can be found in the Park.

Threatened Species

The different species of animal and plant within the Park which require special protection and monitoring.


The types of plants found in the Park organised by the habitat they are found in.


The different habitats in the Park which include deciduous and coniferous woodland, blanket bog, heath, corrie lakes, rivers, rocky areas and scree.

Conservation & Management Projects

Certain species and habitats are actively managed within the Park.


A brief description of the National Park's rock formations.


National Parks & Wildlife Service, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2. Phone: +353 1 8882000 Fax: +353 1 8883272