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Information Office & Garden

National Park Information Office

The Information Office for the National Park is located 200m from the Upper Lake Car Park in Glendalough. This small cottage contains a wealth of knowledge about the Park – nature, history, trails, mining, and more. The staff on duty are happy to answer any query, no matter how curious. A range of walking maps and postcards are on sale.

Lost property, lost visitor, first aid and emergency facilities are also available here.

Opening Hours:

November, December, January Weekends only 09:30a.m. to 4.30p.m.
February, March, April Weekends only 10.a.m. to 5:30p.m.
May, June, July, August, September Daily 10.a.m. to 5:30p.m.
October Weekends only 10.a.m. to 5:30p.m.
Christmas & Easter Holidays Daily 10.a.m. to 5:30p.m.


Wildlife & Sensory Garden

Behind the Information Office is a tiny garden that has been designed to appeal to all the senses and also to attract wildlife. Visitors are encourages to smell and touch the plants, listen to nature’s sounds, and admire the planting. Nature abounds. There is a wildlife pond with frogs and dragonflies. Butterflies, bees and hoverflies feed on the flowers in the borders. Bats and birds enjoy the garden too.

The garden is open during the spring and summer, between 10a.m. and 5p.m. It is closed in winter.