An Taisce The National Trust of Ireland

An Taisce - 'The Store House, or Treasury' is The National Trust For Ireland. Established in 1948, it is the most influential environmental body in Ireland.

All our policies reflect our core belief that a high quality environment is central to Ireland achieving a successful and sustainable economy, as well as a high quality of life. This is based on the view that prevention is better than cure, partnership and dialogue are better than conflict and monologue, and strategic planning surpasses reactive expediency.

Brigit's Garden

Named for the Celtic Goddess and Saint, Brigit's Garden is located at the gateway to Connemara in County Galway,  just a short trip from the bustle of Galway's town centre. We are open to the public daily from April to September from 10 AM to 5:30 PM and by appointment out of season. We offer on-going workshops, programs and events throughout the year and make the ideal venue-with-a-difference for your meeting or special event. We offer school programs and summer camps on environmental education and Celtic Heritage.

Camara Education

Camara, founded in 2005, uses technology to improve education and livelihood skills in disadvantaged communities around the world. 

It delivers Digital Literacy and teacher training to disadvantaged communities in Ireland, Africa and the Caribbean by reusing disposed computers. Digital Literacy is the ability to locate, organise, understand, evaluate, and create information using digital technology.

Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Cloughjordan Ecovillage is a registered educational charity and an internationally recognised destination for learning about sustainable living.

We have over 100 residents living in high-performance green homes, over 20,000 newly planted trees and Ireland’s largest renewable energy district heating system.

Construction is ongoing to complete the planned total of 130 homes.

Community Reuse Network Ireland

Community Reuse Network is the all-island representative body for community-based re-use, recycling and waste prevention organisations. Our vision is an Ireland where the word “Waste” does not exist and where our entire community benefits from the social, environmental and economic value of all reusable resources.

Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland

Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland (CVNI) is part of BTCV, a registered charity which exists to protect and improve the environment, predominantly through a partnership of the practical efforts of its many thousands of volunteers and the activities of its staff.

Our vision
A better environment where people are valued, included and involved.

Our mission
To create a more sustainable future by inspiring people and improving places.

Cork Environmental Forum

Cork Environmental Forum is a cross sectoral, umbrella organisation of approximately 650 organisations groups and individuals mostly from the Cork region.

Our Mission Statement:
To foster, promote and implement sustainable development within the Cork Region.

Cork Environmental Forum Goals

Cork Geological Association

Cork Geological Association brings together members of the general public having an interest in earth sciences with a strong emphasis on geology.

It presents an annual programme of lectures on geological and related topics and organises field trips to areas of geological interest in Ireland and abroad.

Cork Greenmap

Cork Greenmap is not-for-profit community and sustainable development project to raise awareness of sustainable living issues through mapping and other events, and create and use tools to engage people in the enhancement of the social, ecological and environmental aspects of their communities.

Cork Nature Network

Cork Nature Network is a registered charity. The aim of Cork Nature Network is to benefit the community of Ireland by promoting and encouraging the conservation of wildlife and habitats by educating and increasing the awareness of the need for conservation in Ireland

Our Ethos

  • We endorse the importance of protecting and conserving the natural environment
  • We recognise and  value the importance of volunteers
  • We believe that everyone can make a difference