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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 in the village and regularly walks the trail. Very cute and very friendly, he immediately rolled on his back to have his stomach rubbed. So if you go, keep an eye out for Fluffy :)