Welcome to the Irish Forest School Association

Our website is currently under construction. Please bear with us as we build and grow!

Autumn Gathering

IFSA Autumn Gathering Saturday 21st October in Brigit’s Garden Roscahill, Co Galway Thanks to everyone who has booked a place for our upcoming gathering. See the draft programme. For those who have booked already, you will get more details by email early next week. Also, based on feedback from our last conference, everyone gets to do a workshop with Chris Holland, our keynote speaker!
Bookings will close on Wednesday next, so please, if you want to join us, complete your booking form.

Learn more

Membership of the IFSA

Membership of the IFSA is open to everyone interested in developing quality Forest School in Ireland. Membership is renewed annually in May as a part of the annual conference subscription.


Learn more

Supporting the development of forest school learning across Ireland 

The Irish Forest School Association was founded in 2016 to support the development of Forest School learning in Ireland. Our members comprise practitioners (that is trained Forest School leaders), researchers, teachers, early years’ practitioners, and organisations and individuals interested in innovation, creativity, education, play, science, environmental awareness and care, and the outdoors. Our mission is to support the development of quality Forest Schools in a diverse range of settings in Ireland. Our current model of practice draws much from the UK Forest School Association (FSA) model.