Leave No Trace Ireland is a not-for-profit company made up of organisations with a shared interest in encouraging responsible enjoyment of Ireland’s natural environment. Leave No Trace Ireland, a company limited by guarantee, was officially established in 2006. Leave No Trace Ireland’s mission is to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnership throughout the island of Ireland. The Leave No Trace Education Programme strives to inform those who enjoy outdoor activities of their personal responsibility to minimise their impact on the environment and other people, through awareness and by practising some simple techniques. The education programme is built around seven key principles. Leave No Trace training is delivered at various levels including Awareness Sessions, Trainer Courses and Advanced Trainer Courses. The Leave No Trace message has been adopted by many organisations from government departments, to major public land owning organisations and national governing bodies of outdoor sport. It is this broad adoption and promotion that gives the message its strength, together with the fact that the principles are all positive in nature and based on sound science.
The seven principles are:
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Be Considerate of Others
3. Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife
4. Travel and Camp on Durable Ground
5. Leave What You Find
6. Dispose of Waste Properly
7. Minimise the Effects of Fire
For the past five years, Leave No Trace Ireland has contracted its administration and marketing to Outdoor Recreation NI based in Belfast. At the end of 2012, this arrangement changed with the appointment of Maura Lyons as Leave No Trace Ireland’s new part-time Programme Manager.
The updated address and contact details for Leave No Trace Ireland are provided below.
Leave No Trace Ireland
c/oNational Trails Office Top Floor,
Block A Westend Office Park
Irish Sports Council National Trails Office
Top Floor, Block A Top Floor,
Block A, Westend Office Park