Orange Wind Warning – Park Closed 14/02/2021

Orange Status Warning - Met Eireann

We wish to advise visitors that Connemara National Park will be closed on Sunday February 14th due to Met Éireann's Status Orange Wind Warning. Other NPWS sites in the region will also be closed, including: Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park Derryclare Nature Reserve Old Head Nature Reserve Knockma Wood, near Tuam, Co. Galway Laughil Wood, near Pontoon, Co. Mayo For more information on weather warnings please see:

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World Wetlands Day

We Love Our Wetlands - World Wetlands Day

February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day. It is 50 years since it was first celebrated and it was originally held to highlight the increasing loss and degradation of wetland habitat for migratory water birds. Wetlands are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide essential services and supply all our fresh water. Wetlands include lake, rivers, marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, estuaries, deltas, mudflats, coral reefs and all human made sites, such as ponds and reservoirs. 40% of the world’s...

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