Ireland chooses to restrict some data on its protected areas. As a result, data on 154 protected areas is not publicly-available and cannot be viewed or downloaded on this page. While these sites are included in the coverage statistics presented here, all other statistics (e.g. number of protected areas; breakdown by governance type etc.) on this page are based upon the publicly-available data only.


825 Total Protected Areas
17 With management effectiveness evaluations
Terrestrial and Inland Waters Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas
Other effective area-based conservation measures
0 Total Other effective area-based conservation measures
Polygons/Points ratio
Polygons 99%
Points 1%


UNEP-WCMC (2023). Protected Area Profile for Ireland from the World Database on Protected Areas, December 2023. Available at: