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Protecting Irish Native Forests since 1998

Irelands native forests are seriously under threat.

Years of tree felling and intensive farming have left Ireland at the bottom of the world rankings in protecting native forests.


Our mission is to not only halt this destruction but to allow native woodland to expand again and naturally regenerate.


We encourage you to get involved in any way you can and remember a single tree can provide a sanctuary for millions of insects and wildlife for hundreds of years we'll make sure even the smallest gesture of gifting a tree goes a long way.


We look forward to seeing you take part.

In the beginnings...

The organisation was founded in December 1998.

Charitable status was granted in January 2002.

Embracing Ancient Woodlands

Ardan Wood, our first truly ancient woodland in County Westmeath, was added in 2013.

Girley Wood and parts of Girley Bog were added in conjunction with IPCC in 2013.

In 2017 we acquired another ancient woodland, the alluvial woodland of Camcor in County Offaly.

In 2019, we saved 10 acres of St. John’s Wood and added a new woodland site at Rinnangan in County Roscommon.

Initial Growth and Expansion

Our first new woodland, Farnaght Wood in County Leitrim, was established in 2005.

In 2011, two new woods, Coill na Luise and Cuas na Coille in County Wicklow, were added.

Gracedieu Wood was added in Waterford City in 2012.

More Recently

Bevans' Wood was donated by Donal Bevans in 2021.

In 2022, a donated site in Glen, County Donegal, was named Toragh Wood.

Ardan Wood was quadrupled in size with the purchase of all immediately adjacent land in 2022.

Coill na Sionnach was added in County Galway in 2023.

Meet the Team



Our Constitution

Read our Constitution here.


As a compliance requirement under the Charities Act, our accounts are presented annually on the Charities Regulator website, which can be viewed via the link below.

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