Our work

Conservation

Volunteer with Giants Causeway Area Ranger, Cliff Henry, and his team

Volunteer with Giants Causeway Area Ranger, Cliff Henry, and his team

The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast was declared a World Heritage site in 1986, and an Area of Special Scientific Interest in 2000. The land surrounding the causeway nourishes many forms of life - from the narrow-mouthed whorl snail to roseroot, a relatively rare plant thought to have medicinal properties.

Giant's Causeway area ranger, Dr Cliff Henry, along with a team of volunteers, work hard to ensure the causeway is preserved and protected. Interested in joining Cliff's team as a conservation volunteer? Read about volunteering opportunities at the Giant's Causeway. 

Top news stories

  • Micro moth

    Evidence of one of Ireland's smallest moths has been discovered at the causeway.

  • Rare buzz

    The sighting of a rare bee species has created a buzz among conservationists.

  • Black-tailed dragonfly

    The rare insect was spotted at the causeway - the second ever sighting in Northern Ireland.

Wildlife

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Education

Ballytober Primary school kids get their hands dirty for â¿¿50 thingsâ¿¿ © National Trust / Roisin McGinn

The Giant's Causeway is not just a visitor attraction, it is a valuable educational facility.

We offer two programs for KS3 students - Geology Rocks: Exploring the Giant's Causeway and The Giant's Causeway: Managing a World Heritage Site. You can now find the answers to the activity questions on our Learning page. 

Community

Our outreach activities are concentrated in the towns and villages around the Causeway, particularly Bushmills.

We lend time, resources and expertise to many projects.

Volunteering

Retail volunteer, Niamh, lending a hand in the causeway shop

From replenishing shelves to pulling up ragwort, we couldn't manage this site without our volunteers. Read our volunteer role profiles and see if you have skills that you could put to use at the Giant's Causeway.

Email Visitor Experience and Volunteering manager, Eleanor, for information on how to get involved.

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