FROM the late 1800’s to the 1980’s gentry from across the globe gathered in Glenveagh. The wide variety of fascinating guests, included actors, writers, poets and prominent politicians who visited the castle in the Derryveagh Mountains to fish, hunt and stalk deer. As part of a fascinating new exhibition in the castle both the guest […]
LOCAL businesses and tourist providers around Glenveagh National Park and the west of the county this week condemned “the lack of common sense” at the popular tourist attraction which saw a ‘car park full’ notice being displayed on a number of days over recent weeks. This led potential tourists to turn around and drive away […]
THE largest plantation of its kind has been carried out in Glenveagh National Park as 2,000 native Irish Scots Pine trees have been planted. National Parks and Wildlife Service staff at Glenveagh National Park have planted 2,000 native Irish Scots Pine trees in the Upper Glen of the park – the largest plantation of its kind that has […]
THE Irish National Seismic Network is urging people across Donegal who felt the earthquake this weekend to file a report on their website. So far, over 250 people have reported that they felt or heard the earthquake across Donegal. The 2.5 magnitude earthquake occurred near Glenveagh National Park in northwest Donegal, in the early hours […]
EXTRA staff and extended worker contracts for Glenveagh National Park has been confirmed as visitor numbers soar at the popular tourist attraction. The number of visitors to Glenveagh is already up by 20,000 in the first six months of this year. Advertisement The decision was made by Minister for Arts and Culture Heather Humphreys […]
“Glenveagh National Park is one of the jewels of our natural heritage. It is a key stopping point on the Wild Atlatic Way.”
UP TO 150 of the brightest and most affluent young people from around Ireland and abroad are coming to Donegal for a major three-day conference.
THE Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, has said that there are no plans “whatsoever” to sell national parks like Glenveagh or to privatise the management, preservation or conservation of these parks.
THE Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has written to management of Glenveagh National Park expressing its concern that large areas of sensitive habitat are being destroyed illegally and for commercial purposes.
TWO of Donegal’s most popular tourist attractions have been forced to stop selling Welsh bottled water and stock an Irish variety instead following complaints from patriotic members of the public.