List of national parks of the Republic of Ireland

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National Parks in the Republic of Ireland

This is a list of national parks 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 five national parks have been opened; the most recent being Ballycroy in County Mayo. They cover 650 km2 (160,000 acres) in total, 0.9% of the land area of the country.

National Park Photo Region Land Area Established
Diamond Hill, Connemara National Park.jpg County Galway 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi) 1980
Gleann Bheatha
Glenveagh park.JPG County Donegal 170 km2 (66 sq mi) 1984
Cill Airne
Lakes of Killarney.JPG County Kerry 105 km2 (41 sq mi) 1932
The Burren
Megalithic Passage Tomb.jpg County Clare 15 km2 (5.8 sq mi) 1991[1]
Wicklow Mountains
Sléibhte Chill Mhantáin
Cloghernagh.jpg County Wicklow 205 km2 (79 sq mi)[2] 1991
Wild Nephin
Néifinne Fiáine
Bangor Way County Mayo.jpg County Mayo 150 km2 (58 sq mi) 1998[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ / National Parks & Wildlife Service News
  2. ^ "Wicklow Mountains National Park". IE: Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  3. ^ Wild Nephin National Park Website

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