Nature in Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains National Park was established in 1991 to conserve the flora, fauna and scenery of the Wicklow uplands. The Wicklow Mountains are also a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) under EU law.

The National Park has 20,000 hectares of upland habitats, each with their range of plant and animal species. Notable areas include the Liffey Head Bog, a very good example of an active growing mountain blanket bog. Native deciduous oak woodland is found in the valley of Glendalough, and native Scot’s pine woodland at Coronation Plantation and also at Glendalough. Deep mountain lakes and upland rocky streams occur throughout the Park.