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Wicklow Mountains National Park

Education Centre

The Park has a dedicated education facility operated from Bolger's Cottage, on the Miners' Road by the Upper Lake, Glendalough. Open year round, this is a unique facility which offers programmes in field studies and nature awareness to schools and other interested groups. The education programme is run by National Park Guides who facilitate a wide range of activities for groups of all ages.

The centre is open during office hours from Monday to Friday. The door will be open if we are not out with a group. If you are passing, you are welcome to come in and have a look at our displays.

Primary Schools..» We offer a popular nature awareness day, packed with fun activities, to awaken an enthusiasm and respect for nature. We also travel to schools during the winter with our Outreach Programme.

Junior Certificate..» We have a series of field studies in geography and ecology designed specifically for Junior Cert. students.

Transition Years..» A selection of programmes are available to Transition Year students; a biodiversity study, a study on the relationship between man and the environment and an activity based day to gain an understanding of the work of the Park.

Leaving Certificate..» We offer field studies programmes which cater for the requirements of the Leaving Certificate Biology and Geography courses.

Summer Projects..» A fun day out, full of activities, all around the theme of nature.

Training Courses..» We run courses for teachers and group leaders in creating nature awareness activities and field studies.

Additional Programmes..» We welcome many different types of groups who would would like an interesting and fun day in the Park.

How to Book..» All the details on how to come and spend a day with us.

Introduction to the Park at Bolgers Cottage

Mask making at Bolgers Cottage
Art in the Park..»

Education Centre,Bolgers Cottage, Glendalough
Bolgers Cottage..»


To learn more about the history of the Education Centre and the aims of our programme see Education under About Us.