A Visitor Experience and Management Masterplan for Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains National Park has been commissioned by Fáilte Ireland, working with its strategic partners, the Office of Public Works (OPW), National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Coillte along with the National Monuments Service and Wicklow County Council. The aim of this Masterplan is to improve the visitor experience in Co. Wicklow, and the consultant team, led by Consarc Design Group, will be asking the public for their input into the project.
Public consultation will run from 22nd February to 12th March 2021 and, due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, will mostly be facilitated through the www.wicklow.ie Council Online Consultation Hub, which will also include a series of Zoom virtual drop-in sessions with the consultant team, facilitated by the Paul Hogarth Company. There will also be Zoom ‘drop in’ sessions with the consultant team from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday 23rd, February, Wednesday 3rd March and Thursday 11th March. These events will be hosted via https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-paul-hogarth-company-32440056885.
There is also an online questionnaire for people to complete - Please click here.
A posted leaflet will also be circulated to residents in the Glendalough and Laragh areas, with email question option.
The Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains National Park Masterplan covers the full range of visitor attractions and activities available in the area, with a particular focus on active outdoor activities – primarily walking and cycling, and the visitor experience in the Glendalough valley. There is evidence to suggest that the significant increase in participation in outdoor activities, triggered by the COVID-19 restrictions, will be a permanent feature and it is going a long way to replace the temporary loss in international visitors as a result of the pandemic.
Please click the link below to view the Storyboards.