Educational activities are run by the Guide staff of the Park. Programmes offered are free of charge to schools, and to the general public.
Education first started in the Park in 1992 when an education programme was set up by Guide staff. The programme was operated out of the Information Office at the Upper Lake, Glendalough for 3-4 months of the year.
By 1996 the programme was catering for up to 5,000 children each year. In 1998 a new education centre was established in a restored 19th century miners' cottage known as Bolger's Cottage beside the Upper Lake in Glendalough.
Aims of the Programme
- To promote respect, understanding and care for heritage and particularly for the natural world.
- To encourage the development of environmentally friendly practices.
- To inform the public about the National Parks and Wildlife service and their role in conservation.