Family Nature Walk

11 a.m. Thursday 29th July Little explorers and their families are invited to join a National Park Education Guide to hunt for bugs, search for tracks and signs, and discover what flowers are in bloom. There might even betime for a story and some of the legends of Glendalough. Families may wish to bring their own bug jar or jam jar, and some paper and pencils. This event is aimed at families with primary school children. Covid-19 measures will be...

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Irish Ring Ouzel Survey 2021

Ringed Ouzel

Can You Help? The Ring Ouzel, a thrush of mountain crags, boulder scree and wild landscapes, one of the most threatened breeding bird species in Ireland. Ring Ouzels are summer visitors to Ireland from their winter quarters in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa. The species was once widespread enough in Ireland to have been found breeding in all but four counties in breeding habitat but has since declined so much so that by the first Irish & British Breeding...

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New FREE Car Park for Laragh – Glendalough

Free Car Park Poster

Wicklow Co. Co. had opened a new free car park in Laragh. This is a secure facility with staff on duty, and shall be open daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. It is located beside the Woollen Mills and GAA grounds in Laragh and is well sign-posted. The car park is perfect for hill walkers with access along the beautiful Green Road to Glendalough and all its walking trails. You can even avoid the valley floor if you wish...

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Walking Trails – New One Way System

COVID sign

To assist in social distancing against Covid-19, please follow a one-way system on the following trails: Green Road & Lower Lake Boardwalk:  Walking from the Visitor Centre to the Upper Lake, please walk along the Green Road. Walking from the Upper Lake to the Visitor Centre, please walk along the Lower Lake Boardwalk. Poulanass Waterfall, White, Red, Orange, Pink & Bronze Trails: Please start all these trails by heading up the steps beside Poulanass waterfall. Please walk in a clockwise...

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Dogs In the National Park


All dogs must be on a lead at all times within the National Park. We ask you not to bring your dog to the National Park at busy times (10 am to 5 pm). There has been an increase in negative incidents involving dogs on our sites.  We have had reports of and witnessed an increase in negative interactions with visitors and with other dogs. A number of goats and deer have been mauled.  We are also entering the breeding...

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