Wicklow Mountains National Park

The Wicklow Mountains National Park is Ireland’s largest national park with a size of 20,043 hectares. Upland blanket bog and heath cover the upland slopes and rounded peaks with native woodland and fast-flowing streams in the valleys. The park is managed by rangers of the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Some areas of peatland within the park are historically degraded and in spring 2022 NPWS began a project to restore these. 40 tonnes of heather brash, fencing materials and timber to build wooden dams were flown out to remote sites. Our volunteers have helped with spreading this heather brash over large areas and assembling the materials to build fences and dams. Over time it is hoped this will restore heather and bog habitats to these degraded patches of the park.

Find out more about the Wicklow Mountains National Park here.


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