Love Nature? You’ll love it here
Our spectacular landscape, nature-rich experiences and eco-friendly operators are ready for you to explore
From nature reserves to Geoparks, rustic rural communities to eco-conscious travelling, there are so many ways to experience Ireland’s natural environment.
- Exploring Ireland’s designated Green Box!
Spanning most of Counties Leitrim, Fermanagh, North Sligo, South Donegal, West Cavan and North Roscommon, the Green Box is ideal territory for low-impact walking or cycling trips. Book yourself into a B&B, check out the local pub and tuck into some traditional Irish food along the way…
- The Eco-Way to Holiday
Passionate about leaving a smaller carbon footprint on your trip to Ireland? By choosing establishments that have been certified green, including accommodation, activity providers, pubs, restaurants and attractions, you’ll be doing your bit to help protect our beautiful environment. These providers hold recognised third party eco-certification for efforts in using local suppliers, conserving natural resources, and reducing waste. So you can keep your trip, and our Emerald Isle, as green as possible.
- Getting to know how the real islanders live.
The Aran Islands at the edge of the Atlantic didn’t have electricity until the 1970s and a more traditional ethos endures amongst its inhabitants. For breathtaking mythical beauty and a real get away from it all trip, try Coney Island, Tory Island, Clare Island, Rathlin Island.
- Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down.
A ramble around the Reserve will take in Dundrum Bay and its marvelous wildlife habitats. Fill your lungs with sea air and admire the stunning panorama of the Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea.
- Birds and Reserves.
The Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is renowned for attracting wildfowl and waders, including a wintering flock of 8,000 Greenland White-fronted Geese, the reserve is open to visitors throughout the year. Also, check out Rathlin Island, County Antrim where you can find divers, grebes, shearwaters, petrels, swans, geese, ducks, waders, skuas, terns, auks, dippers and kingfishers, to name just a few.
- Turf's Up in Peatlands Park.
Just outside Dungannon in County Tyrone, Peatlands Park was specifically established to promote and facilitate peatland awareness and issues. The peat here has been forming for about 10,000 years and there are over 10 miles of pathways.
- The Marble Arch Caves Geopark
Located in County Fermanagh, this area is host to one of Europe’s finest showcaves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating underworld of rivers, waterfalls and lofty chambers