FAQs

Leave No Trace Ireland was officially launched in Ireland in September 2006, it is an outdoor ethics educational programme designed to encourage and promote people to make better decisions when using the outdoors in order to minimise their impact on the environment, from doing things like picking up your litter, keeping your dog under control to preventing the creation of new trails.

It differs from other codes and outdoor messages by promoting the concept of a “land ethic” - what you do when no one is looking as opposed to adhering to rules and regulations. It encourages an ethos of respect for the land, wildlife, other users and land owners/managers.

There are 3 types of Leave No Trace training. An awareness session is the lowest level of course and consists of a half day to a full days training and is about raising your awareness of the programme. The next level is the Trainers course which consists of 2 days training with an overnight, Leave No Trace Trainers are qualified to teach Leave No Trace Awareness Sessions. The final and highest level of training is the Advanced Trainer course, which consists of a 5 day course enabling those qualified to teach Leave No Trace Trainer Courses.

For more information on training please click here.

You can become a partner organisation or an individual member to support Leave No Trace. For more information please click here.

The Leave No Trace Ireland A6 booklet is frequently given out by those looking to promote Leave No Trace. To request copies please email info@leavenotraceireland.org

Please contact Leave No Trace Ireland on the contact details below:

Maura Lyons, Programme Manager
Leave No Trace Ireland
C/O Westport Town Council,
Altamont Street,
Westport,
Co. Mayo

Email: info@leavenotraceireland.org
Phone +353 (0) 1 9059009
Mobile:      + (087) 9361138

Fionn Loftus, Communications Assistant
Email: communications@leavenotraceireland.org