Autumn Gathering 2018

Just a few days left to make your booking for the  IFSA & NIFSA Joint Autumn Gathering, at Clandeboye Estate, near Bangor, Co Down,  on Saturday 6th October!

IFSA Members is €45, including lunch.
Non-Members is €70, which includes lunch and membership up to May 2019

Information about the programme and workshops can be found here. Further details will issue once you have booked.

In a slight change this year, you can book and pay directly through this link:

Any queries regarding membership can be directed to Mirjam at . Remember if you did not attend our AGM in May in Brigit’s Garden, your membership may have lapsed.


What an amazing weekend!


Thanks to everyone who came along to our conference and AGM on 21/22 April 2018.

It seems like the occasion was very fruitful and much enjoyed by everyone who was there.  We will consider all of the feedback and the outcome from the conversation cafe at our meeting in June and post the outcome on the website for you all, along with the minutes of the AGM, insurance updates, photos  and resources.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page and the website and do get in touch if we can be of any help; We also we encourage you all to join our closed Facebook forum page.

And remember to save the date:  IFSA Autumn Gathering: A Joint Gathering with NIFSA , in Clandyboye Estate, outside  Belfast, Saturday 6th  October 2018.

IFSA 2018 Opening Circle



IFSA Conference 2018 Update

Thanks to all of you who have booked to  come along to our conference on 21/22 April in Brigit’s Garden, Galway – booking is now closed as we have sold out! Please email Mirjam at if you have any questions.
 Download a  draft programme here
Bookings are not confirmed until payment is made to the following account:
BIC: BOFIIE2D IBAN – IE10BOFI90671867489058
Account name: Irish Forest School Association
Sort code:Bank of Ireland 90-67-18
NB: Reference your name/membership number (if known) and organisation  with your bank transfer. 
We look forward to meeting you in April  as we continue the Irish Forest School journey.


Forest School Map

We are in the early stages of putting together a map of active Forest Schools practitioners in Ireland. We are keen to put together a comprehensive listing of active Forest Schools in Ireland. We plan to display this information on our website and social media for members, which will be a resource for anyone who is searching for a forest school to become involved with, or to send their children to.

Over time we hope to have this represented visually as a map on our website. Click on this link to complete the form. Completing this form implies consent for your details to be considered for inclusion in this listing. Only current Irish Forest School Association Members will be included. If you have any queries on this matter please contact