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Photography, Filming & Drones

With its beautiful scenery and wildlife, the National Park is a mecca for photographers. Visitors are welcome to take photographs for their own use.

Commercial photography will require a permit.

Nature photographers must be aware of the sensitivity of their subjects. Animals and birds must never be stressed by a photographer approaching too closely. Nests may only be photographed or filmed under permit and licence.


Drones are only allowed in the National Park under permit.

Low flying aircraft and other objects (drones, kites, hang-gliders, etc) are forbidden within the Park because of their disturbance to wildlife, in particular nesting birds. Photographic drones are also an invasion to the privacy of other visitors.

Commercial Filming

Several major films have been filmed in Wicklow Mountains National Park and surrounding areas, including Braveheart, Excalibur, Michael Collins, P.S. I Love You, and many others. Commercial filming requires a permit.

Details about Wicklow film trails can be found on the following websites:

Wicklow Film Commission (http://www.wicklowfilmcommission.com/wicklow_film_trails.htm)

Visit Wicklow (http://visitwicklow.ie/attractions/wicklow-films-drives/)

If you have any queries, please contact us.