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Glenveagh National park

Glenveagh National Park, managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, lies along the Derryveagh mountains in the northwest of County Donegal. These 16,958 hectares of mountain, bogs, lakes and woods is cut in two by the spectacular valley of Glenveagh which gives the Park its name. The Park includes the peaks of the two highest mountains in Donegal, Errigal and Slieve Snacht as well as many other fine hills, notably Dooish and Leahanmore. Towards the southwest end of the Park are the ice-carved cliffs of the Poisoned Glen and Bingorm, while the northeast end has a gentler array of hills, deep peat bogs and the swampy valley of the Owencarrow river. Lakes range in size from little hillside lochans to the majestic Lough Veagh, surrounded by the scattered remains of a forest which once covered much of Donegal. The ancient name Derryveagh means forest of oak and birch' and today these remain as the most impor

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