Ballycroy National Park Visitors Centre in Co. Mayo

The Ballycroy Visitors Centre, located in Ballycroy village, every summer organises events which cater for all ages and abilities. All special events, talks, and walks are free of charge.

Qualified teams, from 10am to 5.30 pm, are very pleased to introduce visitors to the wonderful world of Ballycroy National Park.

County Mayo has an incredible biodiversity ranging from the smallest insects and rarest Irish plants to some of the largest animals alive such as the basking shark and whales, many of them within Ballycroy National Park.

This beautiful corner of Mayo commands breathtaking views on Achill Island, Nephin Beg Mountain Range, the Owenduff Bog and the Atlantic Ocean.

A visit to Ballycroy National Park is a must for all enthusiasts for walking and photograpy.

Opening Hours

  • Visitor Centre Opening Hours: 10.00 am - 5.30 pm, Admission Free

  • From March to October the centre opens 7 days a week.

The trails within the National Park, Claggan Mountain Boardwalk and the Visitor Centre are still accessible over the winter months.

Events

  • For the months of July and August daily guided walks of Tóchar Daithí Bán Nature Trail will take place from 2.30 to 3.30.

  • Plover Club for Kids will take place every Tuesday and Thursday starting from Tuesday 11th July at 11.30-13.00 pm with “Scavenger & Decomposers.

Free Bus Service

The Free Ballycroy National Park Bus Service runs from Bangor Erris to Westport and from Westport to Bangor Erris stopping at Bangor Erris, Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, the Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail, Mulranny (Mulranny Park Hotel), Newport Road (Acres Grove, request stop), Wild Nephin at Srahrevagh (going through Srahmore), Newport (Meddlicot St. Edward Lyons Monument) and Westport (Mill St. Car Park).

The service will commence from Friday 1st June 2018 to Friday 31st August. In some instances there is a 24 hour booking notice required. A small number of bicycles can be carried at the back of the minibuses.

FROM BANGOR-ERRIS TO WESTPORT

  • Morning departure at 10.00 am
  • Morning arrival at 12.50 pm
  • Afternoon departure at 14.00 pm
  • Afternoon arrival at 17.00 pm

FROM WESTPORT TO BANGOR ERRIS

  • Morning departure at 9.00 am
  • Morning arrival at 11.50 am
  • Afternoon departure at 14.00 pm
  • Afternoon arrival at 16.40 pm