Glacial Valley Hunting has been owned and operated by the Nolan family for three generations. We offer Free Range guided hunts on over 25,000 acres of land. A little over 39 square miles of ground we have the sole hunting rights to. The Glacial Valley itself is the longest of its kind in the British Isles. It is privately owned ground that is surrounded by the Wicklow Mountains National Park, in the Glenmalure Valley, of Ireland. We offer guided hunts for Japanese Sika Deer, Mountain Red Deer, Hybrid Deer, Foxes, and various species of Feral Mountain Goats. Our hunting season for Stags runs from September 1st through December 31st and Does from November 1st through February 28th. Our busiest season is the rut (mating season). It generally runs from the beginning of September through the first week of November.
We can hunt the Mountain Goats and Foxes year-round.
My name is James Nolan. I was born and reared in Glenmalure. I am H-CAP Certified, a NARGC Gun Safety Officer, and am DSC 1 Certified. I am also an EMT and I volunteered for the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team for over 25 years. I am also a certified SCI Measurer. I have hunted and managed this area for over 30 years. My father managed the area before me. Today, I manage it together with my son Jamie, who is also HI-CAP and DSC 1 Certified. The open mountain area that we own has been in the family since the early 1800s. Including the property around us that we lease, we are the sole recipients of the hunting rights for over 25,000 acres of free-range hunting. There are no high fences. There are no other outfitters allowed in our area. We have welcomed hunters from around the world for decades. You may come as a client, but you will leave as a friend.
Our guides are all very experienced in stalking these animals and know the terrain well. We are able to accommodate the newest hunters, to ones with disabilities. The hunts can be a combination of spot and stalk, hides, and high seats.
5 nights BXB with 3 course evening meal in the beautiful Glenmalure Valley plus 4 days hunting
Hunting seasons are which time of the year you will find which species to hunt.
Some more information here about why hunting seasons are important to consider before choosing your next hunting experience.