11/10/18

Storm Callum – Public Notice from National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Due to the Status Orange wind warning which is currently in place for Cork, Kerry, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Waterford (with Status Yellow wind warning for remainder of counties), the NPWS wishes to advise member of the public not to visit any National Parks, National Monuments or Nature Reserves whilst the Status Orange is in place.

Furthermore, while there is a Met Éireann Status Yellow (or above) wind weather warning in place, all woodland areas of Wicklow Mountains National Park and Woodland Nature Reserves in Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny that are managed/owned by NPWS will be closed to the public. For clarity, this includes Knocksink NNR and Glen of the Downs NNR.

Visitors are also asked not to visit Killarney National Park, Cork and Kerry Nature Reserves – including Glengarriff Nature Reserve – for duration of the Status Orange warning in Cork and Kerry.

The following National Parks and Nature Reserves will be closed on Friday 12 October:

  • Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve (Galway)
  • Derryclare Nature Reserve (Galway)
  • Diamond Hill (Galway)
  • Dromore Nature Reserve (Clare)
  • Ellis Wood Trail (Galway)
  • Knockma Wood (Galway)
  • Laughil Wood (Galway)
  • Oldhead Wood (Mayo)
  • Wild Nephin/Ballycroy National Park (Mayo)

The NPWS would ask the public for their ongoing cooperation on this matter by not entering these sites for the duration of these weather warnings. Further updates will be provided as the weather forecast becomes clearer and/or as Met Éireann weather advisory notices are updated – see www.meteireann.ie for weather warning and updates.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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