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IUCN Cat.: II
Surface Area: 6.475,00 ha
Establishment: 1975
  • Glenveagh castle in autumn (photo by PN Glenveagh)
  • Landscape (photo by PN Glenveagh)

Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, beautiful boglands, woodlands, and pristine lakes. 

Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 acres in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975. With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.

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