Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Ballycroy

4.4
National Park · Hidden Gem · Visitor Center
Ballycroy National Park is located in the Owenduff/Nephin Mountains area of the Barony of Erris in northwest County Mayo, Ireland. It is one of the largest expanses of peatland in Europe, consisting of 117.79 square kilometres of Atlantic blanket bog. It is a unique habitat with a diverse flora and fauna. It was established as a national park on 1 November 1998. The area of the park is a candidate Special Area of Conservation as part of a site known as the Owenduff/Nephin Complex. It is also a Special Protection Area and part of the Natura 2000 network.
The European Union Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), which was transposed into Irish law in 1997, lists certain habitats and species that the Irish Government was required to designate as SACs to ensure their protection. These habitats include blanket bogs. The bog at Ballycroy is especially important in this regard because it is one of the largest examples of a blanket bog habitat left in Western Europe. Ballycroy was established as a national park on 1 November 1998. It is managed under the State Property Act, 1954.
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  • We stopped here on the way to Westport. The staff in the visitor centre was really friendly, it is free to see the small exhibition an to do the walk. Stunning views on a dry day.  more »
  • As the day was misty and cold we only drove through the Park and it is definitly worth a visit and walk through the Park  more »
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