You can donate as a once off payment or as a recurring payment. You can set up your own donation value. You will have to create an account on the site to donate.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to create an account, you can use the Go Fund Me website using this link.

Once Off Donation Recurring Donation

There are many benefits of becoming a member of Cork Nature Network, whether you are looking to expand your network of contacts, increase your knowledge of Ireland’s wildlife and its habitats, learn new skills or give back to the community, you can be confident Cork Nature Network aligns with your interests and environmental goals.

Other benefits include:

  1. Networking opportunities – you will meet new people and learn from leading biodiversity experts, ecologist researchers, national and local authorities
  2. Access to education – we offer a diverse range of workshops, webinars that help you stay up-to-date on the latest threats and developments in protecting Irelands wildlife and its habits
  3. Community growth – by becoming a member of Cork Nature Network it will allow you to meet and collaborate with like-minded people and groups who share the same interests and commitment to protecting wildlife and its habitats in Ireland
  4. Inspiration – being part of Cork Nature Network will inspire you to work with an active charity organisation whose mission is to promote Ireland’s wildlife through conservation and research to restore a healthy ecosystem for all species and habits in Ireland
  5. Giving back – we invite and encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to have a real role and impact in giving back to your community through volunteering, fundraising and other activities while enhancing and growing you own skills and knowledge

As a Cork Nature Network member you will receive:

  • Bulletins and alerts on endangered species and wildlife conservation projects — and how you can help
  • Member updates that show how you are making a difference and the impact your support is making on our work
  • Quarterly e-newsletter, with conservation updates on Irish wildlife and its habitat and the ways you can get involved
  • Member only invites to events and webinars
  • The insight that with your support you are helping to protect the future of Ireland’s wildlife and its habit

Annual Membership Fees

There is no maximum donation amount associated with becoming a member of Cork Nature Network but we would ask as a minimum:

Level Price  
Individual €10.00 per Year. Select
Family €20.00 per Year. Select
Concession (child, unemployed, student, 65+) €5.00 per Year. Select
Recurring Donation €5.00 per Month. Select
Once Off Donation Free.
Membership expires after 1 Year.

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On receipt of membership request and payment, Member’s will receive and email confirmation to thank them for their support.  Those who choose to purchase membership as a gift, they will receive their gift card by mail. 

The membership lasts for 12 months and will be automatically renewed unless you decide to cancel your membership.

Please make sure you provide your correct email contact details to ensure you receive all the communications that come as part of your membership. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the last email you received from us.

We would advise, to avoid our communications being considered as spam, please add the address to your contacts. If you are with Gmail, our messages will often be sorted in the “Promotion” tab.

We encourage all ages to attend; a wide range of events, from talks and seminars, to bug hunts for kids. The majority of our events are free and open to all. Some require us to limit numbers & a few events do have a an attendance or booking fee.

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Landscape composition is a key driver of biodiversity at a local level, especially in rural areas [1].

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Cork Nature Network is a Registered Company Limited by Guarantee & wholly run by volunteers. 

It’s a not-for-profit organisation that complies with the Charities Governance Code.

The Document reference number is CE CDE 8.2.1.

Structure of Cork Nature Network

Directors are responsible for the operation of the organisation.

Current Directors

Gill Weyman
Jess Bird
Brian McElligott
Tanja Marincich
Eileen O’Riordan
Maggie McColgan

Cork Nature Network operates through a management team that comprises active members. The team is divided into 4 sections: Administration, Marketing – Promotion, Projects and Campaigns.


The park is owned by Cork City Council while the recreation areas are managed by the Glen Resource and Sports Centre

Over the history of the park, over 3 million tonnes of waste from Cork city were landfilled there. Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors the licensing of the park and the landfill area is lined with plastic.

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We at Cork Nature Network are delighted and excited to announce our upcoming concert to be held in conjunction with the Marina Market. Our special guest, and musician extraordinaire, Áine Duffy, will be on hand to play some tunes for a packed-out Marina Market on a summer’s Saturday afternoon in Cork City.

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“Sustainable development can be defined as progress that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” – Brundtland Report, 1987.

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