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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Wicklow Mountains

This year
# Wicklow Mountains
'Mass die-off' of frogspawn in Wicklow 'not a good sign' for Irish ecosystem, expert warns
Extreme temperatures in the last few months may have interfered with frog reproduction.
# conservation area
Two men convicted and fined for using scrambler bikes in protected area of Wicklow Mountains
The court heard the men travelled an estimated 7km across protected habitat, causing damage to the vulnerable blanket bog habitat.
All time
# Wicklow Mountains
€500k 'masterplan' tackling traffic and congestion to improve visitor experience at Glendalough
Fáilte Ireland is working with a number of agencies to deliver the project.
# Wildfires
Fire crews tackle gorse fires in Wicklow Mountains as illegal burning of vegetation condemned
The Department of Heritage said: “At a time of so much demand on our emergency services this carry-on is criminal and morally reprehensible.”
# flouting restrictions
Warning issued over 'reckless' quad bikers posing threat to public in Wicklow mountains
The Department of Heritage says this activity is a “scourge to upland habitats”.
# Dublin Mountains
Council claims controversial visitor centre near Hell Fire Club will not harm protected wildlife and habitats
The visitor centre is strongly opposed by many local residents and environmental groups.
# Kieran Greene
Defence plea of murder-accused 'did not hold any water', Patricia O'Connor trial told
The jury was told today that the first garda interviews given by the accused “was chronological, sequential and it flowed as a story”.
# sammi
5ft-long Burmese python found in Wicklow Mountains
It’s believed the python was abandoned – the female python is not in good health.
# conservation area
Deliberate fire in Wicklow Mountains' 'Coronation Plantation' sparks probe
The Coronation plantation dates back to 1831 and was one of the first attempts at commercial forestry in Ireland.
# rafal skora
Fundraiser set up for family of man who died in Wicklow mountains paragliding accident
Ralph Skora lived in north Dublin with his wife and two children.
# Gorse Fires
Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires
Firefighters have been battling blazes along the Wicklow-Dublin border since Monday.
# patricia O'connor
Four arrested over killing of woman whose remains were found in 30km area of Wicklow Mountains
62 year-old Patricia O’Connor’s remains were discovered by a member of the public in June 2017.
# Deeper Underground
'This is the James Bond style entrance': The ESB plant that's hidden deep inside a Wicklow mountain
We were given a tour of the site’s reservoirs and tunnels to find out how it all works.
# Wicklow Mountains
Hikers warned of 'heat exhaustion' as warm spell leads to spike in mountain rescue callouts
The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team has reported over 60 callouts so far this year.
# Litter
'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell
Volunteers who have been clearing the litter have found whole campsites left behind by people who stayed overnight.
# Wicklow Mountains
Man in his 40s arrested in connection with the Patricia O'Connor murder investigation
The 61-year-old grandmother’s remains were found scattered across the Wicklow Mountains in June.
# Wicklow Mountains
Three people arrested in Patricia O’Connor murder investigation released
Yesterday, a 73-year-old man and two women aged 19 and 38 were arrested.
# Wicklow Mountains
Three more arrests in Patricia O'Connor murder investigation
The 61-year-old grandmother’s remains were found scattered across the Wicklow Mountains in June.
# Wicklow Mountains
'We want to attract people to the region. Cars getting broken into like this does not look good'
The problem of theft from cars in the Wicklow Mountains is one that persists each and every year, say gardaí.
# oh hell no
Council plans massive €19m visitors centre and tree top walkway at Hellfire Club
Critics say the plans will damage the natural environment of the mountainous region.
# Brrr
Watch: Motorists warned to stay away from Sally Gap due to snowy conditions
The road is currently impassable.
# Wicklow Mountains
Dog walkers asked to stop using Wicklow Mountains after sheep killed
Similar calls were made in rural Kerry last August after 40 sheep were killed in on a West Kerry farm.
# fly tipping
Night vision CCTV to monitor illegal dumping hotspots in Wicklow mountains
The move aims to combat the worsening fly tipping problem in the region.
# Featherbeds
The Wicklow Mountains National Park has just got 5,000 acres bigger
The Featherbeds could become the centrepiece for a new tourism strategy for South Dublin.
# on the treeless hills
Watch: Drone footage of the Dublin mountains carpeted with a layer of fresh fluffy snow
White as far as the eye can see.
# that's jurassic
This stunning drone footage of Glendalough will put some pep in your weekend step
Who’s up for a hike?
# wicklow pole
The Wicklow mountains are a winter wonderland in stunning drone footage
Lugnaquilla, you’re looking spectacular.
# Wicklow Mountains
Belgian man rescued after falling on steep ground at waterfall
The rescue teams had to take measures to ensure he wouldn’t slip any further during the rescue.
# Wicklow Mountains
Fears for George Manson's safety as search continues
The 76-year-old has not been seen since Sunday.
# Vandalism
PICS: Cars stranded after icy conditions on the Sally Gap vandalised
At least two cars were found with their windows smashed, seats ripped and batteries removed.
# Snow
Stranded motorists rescued from snow hit Wicklow mountains
Wicklow Mountain Rescue has asked motorists to avoid roads around the Sally Gap area as some became stuck in the snow overnight.
# Mountain Rescue
Five rescued from Wicklow mountains in two separate incidents
The two groups, one of which had been split up, were rescued on a busy day for Dublin and Wicklow mountain rescue.
# Airlifted
Girl Guide leader rescued from Wicklow Mountains
This was the second call out in as many days for the Wicklow & Dublin Mountain Rescue teams.
# Wicklow Mountains
Three operations in three days for Wicklow Mountain Rescue
Last night, a 32-year-old cyclist was rescued after a bad crash.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Rescue
Coastguard helicopter airlifts three teenagers off Wicklow Mountains
The teenagers all sustained leg injuries during a hike around the Glendalough valley.
# Murder
Man charged in connection with murder of Marioara Rostas
The body of 18-year-old Marioara Rostas was discovered in the Wicklow Mountains in January.
# Investigation
Investigation into Wicklow Mountains body find continues
Gardaí have not confirmed the identity of the remains found yesterday during a search for a missing teenager.