A specially commissioned piece of music for Glenveagh National Park in Co Donegal was launched this afternoon.

'The Glenveagh Suite' was composed by Manus Lunny and performed in the 19th century Glenveagh Castle in the heart of the park.

The music was commissioned by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of a new interpretative project for the park.

It is replacing library music previously used on five short films shown to visitors telling the story of the park and the castle and is also available on a CD.

Remastered videos, using the newly commissioned music, are now being played at the park and include the stories of the Derryveagh evictions in the area in 1861, the history of the castle and the reintroduction of the golden eagle to the park.

The Department said the aim of this initiative is towards heightening the emotional experience of the visitor so as to trigger a sense of commonality of identity and heritage.

Glenveagh is one of the most popular Office of Public Works visitor attractions nationally, famous for its gardens and walking trails as well as the castle.

It was visited in 2016 by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.