Ireland's National Parks Shades of emerald softly blend into hues of jade and olive throughout this lovely land. From its misted hillsides and lonely moors, to its forests of stately oak and stands of evergreen yew, all Ireland seems steeped in this lovely color that's synonymous with life itself.
Nowhere is this green feast for the eyes more apparent than in these five national parks of Ireland: Killarney, Wicklow Mountains, Connemara, Glenveagh, and Burren. These protected parklands embrace glaciated lakes, fog-wreathed mountains, stone-ringed shore-lines and mist-shrouded heaths.
Stunning film footage of this storied land captures Ireland's sweeping countryside jeweled with the morning dew or whispering beneath the soft rains of early evening. Wild and beautiful creatures roam the sheltered confines of the parks, wandering beside abbeys and castles, ancient ruins and homesteads. Merlin and Peregrine falcons hunt;feral goats, red deer and Connemara ponies graze, while foxes browse beside lakebeds alive with otters. From the lowlands to the mountainsides-from limestone reefs to boggy fields of peat-visit these Irish parklands and experience the green hues of their best natural finery.