List of national parks of the Republic of Ireland

This is a list of national parks of Ireland.

National Parks in the Republic of Ireland

The chart below shows the national parks in Ireland. The first park established in Ireland was Killarney National Park located in County Kerry in 1932. Since then a further 7 national parks have been opened; the most recent being Páirc Náisiúnta na Mara in County Kerry, the first marine national park and the largest in the state [1]

National Park Photo Region Area (Land & Sea) Established
Cill Airne
County Kerry 105 km2 (41 sq mi) 1932
County Galway 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi) 1980
Gleann Bheatha
County Donegal 170 km2 (66 sq mi) 1984
The Burren
County Clare 15 km2 (5.8 sq mi) 1991[2]
Wicklow Mountains
Sléibhte Chill Mhantáin
County Wicklow 205 km2 (79 sq mi)[3] 1991
Wild Nephin
Néifinn Fhiáin
County Mayo 150 km2 (58 sq mi) 1998[4]
Boyne Valley (Brú na Bóinne) National Park
Brú na Bóinne
County Meath 2.2 km2 (0.85 sq mi) 2023
Páirc Náisiúnta na Mara
County Kerry 283.3 km2 (109.4 sq mi) 2024

See also



  1. ^ "Ministers announce Ireland's first Marine National Park". IE: Retrieved 22 April 2024.
  2. ^ / National Parks & Wildlife Service News
  3. ^ "Wicklow Mountains National Park". IE: Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  4. ^ Wild Nephin National Park Website