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The Visitor Centre for Ballycroy National Park, Irelands sixth National Park. The National Park was established in 1998 and covers a vast area of mountaineous terrain and blanket bog. The Visitor Centre was opened in 2009 and is located along the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ballycroy National Park Vistor Centre Ballycroy National Park | Co Mayo, Westport F28 RX77, Ireland
+353 98 49888
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All reviews cafe upstairs board walk viewing point information desk flora and fauna small museum planned visit peat bog amenities including informative staff hiking trails free admission cafe staff lovely cafe worth a visit walk up the loop
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Wonderful place for a walk on a beautiful summers evening. The scenery is outstanding and staff is very helpful. Worth a visit if your passing through the village of Ballycroy.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fifi_rolo
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Bacon and brie baguette for breakfast - doesn't get much better than that now does it, only it does get a good deal better. The people who prepare and serve the food were wonderfully welcoming. After breakfast, I went for a walk amongst the peat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank P7346EGpeterm
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Getting there is a bit of a drive , but through amazing countryside. The road north snakes along the coast and the centre comes visible on the inland side. Excellent parking leaves you with a two minutes walk up to a striking building. Sea views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank n0elcaffrey
Reviewed 15 October 2018

beautiful scenery, nice paths, friendly and knowledgeable staff - all made our visit here a memorable one.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Canadian079
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We were in two minds about trekking up to this place but glad we did. Fab cafe on the first floor with amazing view across the valley. Cracking coffee and friendly staff who spent ages chatting to us about where to visit. Small visitor centre...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RichardW99
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon here. Did the short board walk around the building and stopped off at the amazing cafe there. Great time and I recommend it to others.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank west-yorkes
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We went here with 4 young kids (4-8 years) and 4 adults. The park was clearly signposted all the way from westport. When we got there we first went to the visitor centre, which was really informative, fun and interesting for both kids and adults....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Bphil43
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The visitor's center was very informative, and we enjoyed the walk through the bog. The view was amazing. The food at the restaurant was really fresh and had vegetarian options!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Visited here recently while in Mayo. The building is very impressive and obviously a lot of money was spent on it. The staff are very friendly, enthusiastic very well informed on the local area etc. There are several walks that can be done in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RainydaysDublin
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I find that the fact there is a visitor centre here for a bog odd to start with considering there is so many houses surrounding it but the loop walk is nice and there are more bog walks a short drive away. The visitor centre...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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24 February 2019|
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Response from n0elcaffrey | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much ... the trail / board walk, about 1km, may be an issue. Everything in and around the building should be fine.
20 June 2017|
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Response from Cassiopian | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is, as noted by others, that dogs on leash are fine. No signs saying otherwise. Also, we met a village dog named "Fluffy" on the walk - by himself. An employee at the visitor's center says that Fluffy lives... More
1 June 2016|
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Response from C_and_H_11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as it's just off the main road, there is no access gate as such to pass through, which makes it all the wilder & more interesting! Enjoy!