Whether you are a serious hiker, enjoy walking, or are just looking for the perfect picnic spot, Ireland’s unique National Parks offer clubs and families the perfect day out. Unchanged by human exploitation and occupation, National Parks offer an opportunity to relax and enjoy the nature.
1. Wicklow Mountains National Park
With its network of nine walkways, Wicklow Mountains National Park offers walkers and nature lovers a view into the heart of Irelands thriving deer and bird species. Its mountanous terrain and waterfalls make it the perfect nature getaway.
2. Killarney National Park
Situated in the South West, Killarney National Park has a fantastic back drop of woods mountains and waterfalls. There is an excellent network of surfaced tracks in the Muckross, Knockreer and Ross Island areas of the park which are ideal for walkers.
3. Connemara National Park
Host to several of the Twelve Bens, Connemara National Park is very well suited for more experienced hikers. But it also has trails for casual walkers too. Diamond Hill is a challenging climb and well worth the view sites.
4. Ballycroy National Park
Ballycroy lies to the North West of Mayo. Situated in the Nephin Beg mountain range it is the newest National Park in Ireland. This remote and unspoilt park will guarantee good hiking and lenghthy walks.
5. The Burren National Park
The bare stone hills are the main feature of The Burren National Park. Neolithic monuments surrounded by beautiful plant life ensure that the 123km Burren Way route will be an unforgettable experience.