Education Programme

With the easing of many Covid-19 restrictions, we are now taking bookings for Leaving Cert Ecology field trips. We have made some small changes to the programme to make the experience safe for students, teachers and National Park staff. It is now a 100% outdoor programme, so dress appropriately. To book and for more information, please telephone the National Park Education Centre, 0404 45656.

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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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Dogs In the National Park

Dog

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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