The interaction of the inhabitants of Ireland with their environment has produced a range of landscape features which reflect on the natural and cultural complexity of the island.

The human influence over the island is so long established and pervasive as to have created what is known as a cultural landscape. The diversity of this landscape its flora and fauna echoes the historical and cultural diversity of the population.

To find out more about mother nature's impact on our natural landscapre learn how it is has impacted the geography in Galway.

Discover more about Ireland's landscape and natural heritage by visiting these websites.

UNESCO World Heritage Ireland -

National Botanic Gardens -

National Parks & Wildlife Service

Discover Ireland/Failte Ireland

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The Heritage Council