Glenveagh National Park by Martina Fagan

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Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains and pristine lakes. The Park, over 16,000 hectacres in extent consists of three areas. The largest of these is the former Glenveagh Estate, including most of the Derryveagh Mountains. To the west are the quartzite hills around Crocknafarragh and to the south, the peatlands of Lough Barra bog, Meenachullion and Crockastoller.Photo of Castle in Autumn

Glenveagh is the haunt of many rare and interesting plants and animals and is famous for it’s fine herd of red deer. The Park contains the peaks of the two highest mountains in Co. Donegal, Errigal (752m) and Slieve Snaght (683m). The steep sided valley of Glenveagh holds the 5.5km-long Lough Veagh.

Much of the land which comprises modern Glenveagh National Park was originally consolidated into a single holding in the 19th Century by John George Adair, a wealthy land speculator from Co. Laois. The holding was managed as a private deer forest until 1975, when it was sold to the state and placed in the care of the Commissioner of Public Works to become a national Park.

A fine Victorian castle surrounded by beautiful gardens is picturesquely located on the eastern shore of the lake and provides the focal point for visitors to the Park. The last private owner Henry P. McIlhenny donated the castle, including much of its contents in 1983. The Park and gardens were officially opened to the public in 1984 and the Castle in 1986.

Info taken from Glenveagh National Park homepage check it out!

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  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertialmost 6 years ago

    Amazing capture

  • Thank you so much for stopping by apreciate it:)

    – Martina Fagan

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsalmost 6 years ago

    Nice shot – looks like a great place.

  • Thank you Rob , its is lovely for photos and for hikes lovely scenery:)

    – Martina Fagan

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much :)

    – Martina Fagan

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you Felicity:)

    – Martina Fagan

  • KcranmerArt
    KcranmerArtalmost 6 years ago

    I would have loved to come across this, fantastic comp!

  • Cheers the light hit the tower just nice
    Thank you for taking the time to look in at my stuff appreciate it:)

    – Martina Fagan

  • Andrew S
    Andrew Sover 5 years ago

    Nice composition Tina, and some good info too…..

  • thanks, for your great comment, Andrew

    – Martina Fagan

  • BettinaSchwarz
    BettinaSchwarzover 5 years ago

    wow – this is really wonderful!! … fantastic comp & colours!!

  • Many thanks for your lovely comment :)

    – Martina Fagan

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Many thanks for your lovely comment :)

    – Martina Fagan

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Fantastic colors and composition, my friend!

  • Many thanks for your lovely comment :)

    – Martina Fagan

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 5 years ago


  • Many thanks for your lovely comment :)

    – Martina Fagan

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