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Where nature
speaks

31. 1. 2023
13:35
Glenveagh 7°C Rain showers
Burren 7°C Cloudy
Connemara 8°C Rain showers
Killarney 8°C Fair
Wicklow 6°C Fair
Wild Nephin 6°C Rain showers
31. 1. 2023
13:35

Species Mammal

25

Species Bird

400

Species Insect

12,000+

Species Plant

4,000

EXPLORE THE NATIONAL PARKS


Burren National Park Connemara National Park Glenveagh National Park Killarney National Park Wicklow Mountains National Park Wild Nephin National Park
NAME LOCATION AREA PARK LOGO
Burren Co.Clare 1,500 ha. Burren National Park
Connemara Co.Galway 2,000 ha. Connemara National Park
Glenveagh Co.Donegal 16,000 ha. Glenveagh National Park
Killarney Co.Kerry 10,236 ha. Killarney National Park
Wicklow Mountains Co.Wicklow 23,000 ha. Wicklow Mountains National Park
Wild Nephin Co.Mayo 15,000 ha. Wild Nephin National Park

Where nature speaks

01 / ETHOS


Discover Ireland’s National Parks and experience the beauty of nature up close.

National Parks are guardians of Ireland’s unique geography and ecology to preserve nature for future generations. While visiting the parks it is important to remember that these environments should be treated with appropriate respect, and their importance honoured.

OUR PURPOSE


Step closer to nature. Step closer to Ireland’s timeless glacier-formed landscapes and habitats pulsating with life, where nature speaks directly in its own voice.

Now, more than ever, we must listen to this voice — nature’s voice — in our National Parks.


02 / Our goals

  • Goal 01

    To protect and conserve nature for future generations

  • Goal 02

    To be leaders in conservation education in Ireland

  • Goal 03

    To instill a sense of pride and respect for nature in all who visit the parks

03 / NATIONAL PARKS


Our National Parks

Ireland’s National Parks provide unique opportunities to be at one with nature; the purest of experiences in nature giving emotions of awe, wonderment, feelings of connectedness and peacefulness.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

04 / Nature Reserves


Our Nature Reserves

A Nature Reserve is a protected area of importance to wildlife. Ireland has 77 registered nature reserves that all play an integral role in preserving nature for future generations. Most are owned by the State, but some are owned by organisations or private landowners.

Find a nature reserve

Leinster

Baldoyle Estuary Nature Reserve

North Bull Island Nature Reserves

Rogerstown Estuary Nature Reserve

Pollardstown Fen Nature Reserve

Ballykeeffe Wood Nature Reserve

Fiddown Island Nature Reserve

Garryricken Woods Nature Reserve

Kyledohir Wood Nature Reserve

Coolacurragh Wood Nature Reserve

Grantsown Wood and Granston Lough Nature Reserve

Slieve Bloom Mountains Nature Reserve

Timahoe Esker Nature Reserve

Newcastle Lough, private Nature Reserve

Clara Bog Nature Reserve

Mongan Bog Nature Reserve

Raheenmore Bog Nature Reserve

Slieve Bloom Mountains Nature Reserve

Scragh Bog Nature Reserve

Ballyteigue Burrow Nature Reserve

The Raven Nature Reserve

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

Deputy’s Pass Nature Reserve

Glen of the Downs Nature Reserve

Glendalough Nature Reserve

Glenealo Valley Nature Reserve

Knocksink Wood Nature Reserve

Vale of Clara Nature Reserve

Munster

Ballyteigue Nature Reserve

Caher (Murphy) Nature Reserve

Dromore Nature Reserve

Keelhilla (Slieve Carron) Nature Reserve

Capel Island and Knockadoon Head Nature Reserve

Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve

Kilcolman Bog Nature Reserve

Knockomagh Wood Nature Reserve

Lough Hyne Nature Reserve

The Gearagh Nature Reserve

Cummeragh River Bog Nature Reserve

Derrycunnihy Wood Nature Reserve

Derrymore Island
Eirk Bog Nature Reserve

Great Skellig Nature Reserve

Little Skellig Nature Reserve

Lough Nambrackdarrig Nature Reserve

Lough Yganavan Nature Reserve

Mount Brandon Nature Reserve

Puffin Island Nature Reserve

Sheheree Bog Nature Reserve

Tearaght Island Nature Reserve

Tralee Bay Nature Reserve

Uragh Wood Nature Reserve

Redwood Bog Nature Reserve

Connacht

Clochar na gCon/Bealacooan Bog Nature Reserve

Coole Park Nature Reserve

Derryclare Nature Reserve

Derrycrag Wood Nature Reserve

Leam West Bog Nature Reserve

Pollnaknockaun Wood Nature Reserve

Richmond Esker Nature Reserve

Rosturra Wood Nature Reserve

Knockmoyle Sheskin Nature Reserve

Oldhead Wood Nature Reserve

Owenboy Nature Reserve

Ballygilgan (Lissadell) Nature Reserve

Easkey Bog Nature Reserve

Union Wood Nature Reserve

Ulster

Ardnamona Nature Reserve

Ballyarr Wood Nature Reserve

Derkmore Wood Nature Reserve

Duntally Wood Nature Reserve

Inch Levels Wildfowl Reserve

Lough Barra Bog Nature Reserve

Meenachullion Nature Reserve

Pettigo Plateau Nature Reserve

Rathmullen Wood Nature Reserve

Sheskinmore Nature Reserve

National Parks

Protect
Nature

05 / Protect Nature


National Parks inspire visitors to create their own experiences and journeys, where they feel rejuvenated and restored, with a greater understanding of conservation and care.

Now, more than ever, we must listen to this voice — nature’s voice — in our National Parks.

01 / Think about the best time to visit and how you’ll travel here, to minimise your environmental impact.

02 / Respect wildlife and always keep your dogs on a lead.

03 / Leave what you find and do not disturb the flora and fauna.

04 / Dispose of waste properly, litter is a huge threat to nature.

A Place to Learn