Heritage Week 2017 @ Ballycroy National Park

Event:                   Guided Machair Walk hosted by Ballycroy National Park & Mulranny Environmental Group Date:`                    20 August, 11am - 1pm Location:              Murrivaugh Beach, Co. Mayo Description:        Join us on a guided walk of the Rossmurrevagh Machair sand plains as we explore the ecology and formation of this rare and important habitat type. Event:                   Nature Treasure Hunt Date:                     22 August, 1pm - 4pm Location:              Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre Description:        Join the guides at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre for a fun-filled,...

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Letterkeen Historical Walk

Ballycroy National Park visitor centre is pleased to announce the Letterkeen local knowledge walk with Michael Chambers. Date: Wednesday the 16th of August 2017. Starting from the Brogan Carroll Bothy. Time start 1:30 pm. The walk will last 3-4 hours. Length: 6 km easy to moderate walk, with a focus on local knowledge.   It will start from the Brogan Carroll Bothy in Letterkeen (approx. 10 km from Newport) and involve an walk/hike  of approximately  6 km. The walk is not suitable for children.   We will travel...

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Machair Walk

Rosmurrevagh Machair Walk Date: 20th August 2017. Time: 11 am-1 pm Where: Murrivaugh beach, Mulranny;              The beach adjacent to the Mulranny Golf Course. Join the Ballycroy National Park as we explore the formation and ecology of this rare and important habitat type. Confined to just 26,000 hectares world wide Machair is one of the most unique habitats our planet possesses. Find out why this is and how it is created on the day! The...

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FREE NATIONAL PARK BUS SERVICE

  The Ballycroy National Park Free Bus Service will commence on Monday 10th July 2017 and run until the 30th August 2017. The bus service will run daily from Bangor Erris to Newport (and vice versa), stopping at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, the Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail, Mulranny, Wild Nephin at Srahrevagh (going through Srahmore) and Newport. There is a facility to carry a small number of bicycles at the back of the minibuses.Ballycroy National Park Bus Timetable- PDF...

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Daily Guided Walks

This July & August Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre will be holding daily guided walks along the 'Tóchar Daithí Bán' nature trail. Join our guides as they explore the ecology and formation of this wetland habitat. The walk will last approximately one hour, starting at 2:30pm, and will see the visitors embark on a looped walk around the visitor centre's 2km trail. The path is a mix of gravel and boardwalk so no special footwear is required. The walk is suitable for all...

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Exploratory Walk

This Saturday, June 24th, Ballycroy National Park are assisting Birdwatch Ireland with their evening time walk through the Enniscoe countryside. The walk will see participants explore the Enniscoe countryside discovering the varied wildlife that inhabit the area. The cost of attending the event is €3, which goes towards the cost of refreshments provided after the walks conclusion. The event is weather dependent, however even if the weather is good suitable footwear and clothing are still advised. The event is suitable for all ages, especially young wildlife...

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Peregrine Falcon Watch

On Wednesday the 21st of June from the viewing point platform at the Céide Fields, the Ballycroy National Park is holding a Peregrine Falcon watch day. Watch these spectacular birds in full flight, through telescopes and binoculars, as the fastest animal on earth soars through the sky at the breathtaking Céide Fields Cliffs, which stand at 370 feet! Ballycroy National Park guides will be on hand to provide any assistance necessary on the day, all equipment needed will be provided by the guides....

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Mayo Seen Through Foreign Eyes

Dear Friends,   We are delighted to invite you to an exhibition opening organised by Stronach Gallery in Ginger & Wild Café, Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre on Saturday 17th June at 7.00pm.   The exhibition consits of black and white photographs by Con Monnich, that were taken in the winter of 1974 and represent people and places in Mayo from Castlebar, Westport and Ballycroy to Achill and Bellacorick, and drawings by Peti Buchel that portray people and places in...

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