An Taisce has a network of local associations around Ireland. 


The Clare Local Association is active in advocacy and manages the Mullaghmore Nature Reserve, an An Taisce property beside the Burren National Park.

The association has annual rhythm each year, starting with the Annual General Meeting, which is now held in April. Meeting are also held during Biodiversity week (Environmental Fair) and Heritage week (our Annual Bat meeting) with the tenth Bat meeting in 2015. Two or three newsletters are published per year and typically to members by email. They detail of our two annual meetings, projects we are involved with, and they welcome new members.

A lot of time and effort was put into the setting up of the Clare PPN (Public Participation Network), which is now has a secretariat and is formed in each municipal district. Interim environmental representatives have been appointed to the Clare County Council Strategic Policy committees, two of which are An Taisce members.

This Association has been functioning for many years with a short break in the late 1990s.

There are two sub-committees:

  1. Burren Committee which looks after our land in the Burren
  2. KULYANA Communities Combatting Climate Change who are preparing for a busy time ahead.


The Cork Association is active in making planning submissions to the Local Authority and recommending appeals for approval by An Taisce Advocacy Head Office. An Taisce also holds Kanturk Castle as one of its properties.


The Donegal Local Association is active in the north of the country and publishes an annual calendar with photos of Donegal, as well as managing Rough and Gull Islands in Mulroy Bay. There's also the Crocnafarragh Nature Reserve beside Glenveagh National Park which is leased to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

They also run an annual series of Walks and Talks that are free, open to the public and suitable for all ages. Download the 2019 brochure here.

Donegal has also just reissued the Gate Lodges of Donegal Book, which you can download.


Our Limerick Local Association is very active in advocating for Limerick's natural and built heritage. Keep up with their work on Facebook, Twitter and their own website. They have also compiled a register of Limerick Buildings at Risk available for download here.

The Associations is also authorised to make planning submissions to the Local Authority and to recommend appeals for approval by An Taisce Advocacy Head Office. 


The Meath Local Association runs a programme of events and manages the Boyne Navigation property along the River Boyne from Navan to Drogheda.

Dublin City

The Dublin City local association reviews the weekly planning list for the Dublin City Council administrative area and makes submissions as appropriate, with particular focus on the historic city-core area between the canals.