Official tourism website for Visit Derry
En

Wild Ireland

Dundrain, Burnfoot, Burnfoot, Donegal, F93 KN7X
Wild Ireland is located in Inishowen.

Book Tickets Online

About

Just a few centuries ago, Ireland was clothed in a thick blanket of Temperate Celtic Rainforest. Due to destruction and deforestation, this woodland has all but disappeared, as have the animals that once inhabited it. In a small pocket of remaining Donegal woodland the hands of time have been rolled back.

Wild Ireland is a unique wild animal sanctuary located on the Inishowen peninsula.

Located in an ancient Celtic rainforest, Wild Ireland offers sanctuary to many animals which have been exploited and abused in circuses, roadside zoos, illegal pet trade and laboratories.

Wild Ireland offers sanctuary to many animals which have been persecuted and hunted into extinction on this Island such as Brown Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar.

Step back in time into an ancient woodland, inhabited by these extinct creatures, that have returned to their ancestral home.

Wild Ireland has recreated the natural habitats of these animals so they can now live, much as they would do, in the wild.

‘Wild Ireland’ is located on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Visitors to Wild Ireland are educated about the plight of animals in the wild and the abuse many of them suffer at the hands of man. Wild Ireland hopes to inspire a new generation of conservationists to ensure the preservation of our wildlife & forests into the future.

Come visit our Brown bears, European Wolves, Wild Boar and Lynx, back together in the Irish forest for the first time in thousands of years.

Lots of wild birds call Wild Ireland home and our beautiful lake is home to swans, ducks and even otters.

There is lots to see and do for children too, take the fairy trail around the rainforest, be delighted with our tales of ancient folklore, play in our play park and finish off with some tasty treats & gifts from our Wild Ireland Shop.

Plan your day at Wild Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way today.

Map & Directions

Opening Times

* Open Daily 10am - 4pm, Last Admission 3pm

What's Nearby

  1. Opened in 2006, the IOSAS (Island Of Saints And Scholars) Celtic Prayer Garden is…

    0.4 miles away
  2. The Gasyard Heritage Centre incorporates a number of exhibitions including the Story of…

    3.24 miles away
  3. St Eugene's Cathedral is the Roman Catholic Cathedral located in Derry City. It is the…

    3.66 miles away
  1. Fashioned in neo-gothic style, the Guildhall is one of the most striking buildings in the…

    3.8 miles away
  2. The Visit Derry Pass is the Official Sightseeing ticket for the Walled City of…

    3.81 miles away
  3. The museum is a public space where the concept of Free Derry can be explored in both…

    3.83 miles away
  4. The Tower Museum houses two permanent exhibitions The Story of Derry and An Armada…

    3.83 miles away
  5. Since its launch in 2011 the Peace Bridge has become an integral part of the City’s…

    3.84 miles away
  6. Derry~Londonderry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and is one of…

    3.87 miles away
  7. Explore the Blue Coat School Visitor Centre and discover the compelling, and often…

    3.92 miles away
  8. The new Siege Museum and Exhibition is a permanent display of the history of the Siege of…

    3.94 miles away
  9. The City Centre Garden of Reflection project is a partnership between Inner City Trust,…

    3.96 miles away
  10. Located near the historic City Walls on the grounds of Saint Columba's Church (Long…

    3.96 miles away
  11. A neo-Gothic church of 1872. built of whinstone with sandstone dressings. Iit is…

    3.98 miles away
  12. St Columb's Hall is a Grade A listed building built in 1886, and located in Derry's City…

    3.99 miles away
  13. Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial, and…

    4.04 miles away
Previous Next

Map & Directions

View Maps and Visitor Guides
View of what Derry-Londonderry has to offer and some of the best things to see and do during a visit.
E-newsletter sign up
Sign up for the Visit Derry newsletter for inspiration and travel tips.
Back to Top

Tourism Northern Ireland

Sign Video

Don't Miss