Ireland is home to six national parks with vast settings, one more majestic than the last. Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal is where Lough Veagh and Poisoned Glen’s wooded valleys meet Derryveagh’s mountains. Then, in Ballycroy National Park, peat bog landscapes encounter gently rolling mountains.
Just north of Galway, Connemara National Park unveils a festival of color thanks to its lush green forests and orange-hued bogs. Further south, Burren National Park is where you can gaze out over a limestone plateau adorned with unique vegetation. Next, hike the Kerry Way through centuries-old oak forests in Killarney National Park. Finally, there’s Wicklow Mountains National Park, the largest in the country with an area of 80 square miles, and a mix of moors, lakes, and mountains. Discover the remnants of a rich religious heritage here on a walk to Glendalough.
Lastly, opt for hiking in Glenveagh Park or mountain biking in Wicklow Park to get the most out of nature in Ireland.