Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of County Donegal. At the centre of the Park on the edge of Lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge.


Once the old police barracks on the estate, at the time of the Castle being built, The Bridge House is now a specially dedicated space for learning. It has been lovingly restored and furnished to inspire children’s interest in nature and to develop an appreciation for the natural world. The House is the base for the Education Team who work throughout the entire park and its variety of habitats, teaching all ages about the story of the landscape and its wildlife.  Families are also welcome to visit the centre at special weekends/events and a series of nature based talks and teacher training courses are also scheduled throughout the year.

The team covers general ecology, biology, conservation and sustainability, extending across many areas in the SESE and STEM curriculums. It can also tailor special activity days to suit group needs.  

Primary Schools

With numerous habitats on it’s doorstep, the Centre links outdoor activities with the curriculum for 4-12 yr olds, and provides a choice of nature exploration days, learning interactively about the National Park and our environment.


All visits to Glenveagh Education Centre must be booked in advance. If you would like to book please contact 076 1002691 or email

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