08/02/20

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

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) advises the public – for personal safety reasons – to refrain from visiting Connemara National Park, Wicklow Mountains National Park or Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park while Met Éireann wind warning is in place. This is owing to the woodland nature of the sites. The NPWS also advises the public not to visit National Parks, National Monuments or Nature Reserves in the areas covered by the weather warnings whilst the warnings are in place and asks for their ongoing cooperation on this matter.

Please note, the following locations are closed due to the wind warning:

  • Connemara National Park
  • Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Killarney House and Gardens
  • Derryclare Nature Reserve
  • Old Head Nature Reserve
  • Knochma Wood, near Tuam, Co. Galway
  • Laughil Wood, near Pontoon, Co. Mayo
  • Knocksink Wood, Co. Wicklow
  • Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow
  • Deputy’s Pass, Co. Wicklow
  • Clara Vale, Co. Wicklow
  • Tomnafinogue Wood, Co. Wicklow
  • The Raven Wood, Co. Wexford
  • Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Co. Wexford
  • Ballykeefe Wood, Co. Kilkenny
  • Kyleadohir Garryricken Wood, Co Kilkenny
  • Grantstown Wood Nature Reserve, Co. Laois
  • Coolacurragh Nature Reserve, Co. Laois
  • Timahoe Esker Nature Reserve, Co. Laois

A status orange wind warning has been issued by Met Éireann for all counties for Sunday 9 February – valid from 5am until 12 noon on Sunday.

Further updates will be provided as the weather forecast becomes clearer and/or as Met Éireann weather advisory notices are updated – seewww.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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