Celebrating 50 years of Neptune

Breathtaking views at Murlough NNR in County Down © National Trust / Bernie Brown

In 1965 we responded to growing coastal development threats by launching our Neptune Coastline Campaign. 50 years on and we now protect and manage over 775 miles of our nations precious coast, including over 100 miles (22%) of the coast that you love and enjoy around Northern Ireland.

Thanks for your support

Muck Island is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest seabird colonies © Craig Somerville

Over the past 50 years, the Neptune campaign has raised over £65 million, which has enabled the National Trust to take on new stretches of coast and to conserve and maintain these areas alongside the rest of the coast in our care. This wouldn't be possible without your support. Thank you - we couldn't do it without you.

Help create a sound map of the coast

Dramatic waves crash over the ancient causeway rocks © NTPL/John Millar

We’ve teamed up with the British Library and the National Trust for Scotland to create the UK’s first ever coastal sound map. We’re asking you to record and share your favourite sounds of our shores to help build a crowd-sourced soundscape of the nation’s coastline.

Sounds of our shores

#Love the coast - donate now

Take the exhilarating rope bridge challenge at Carrick-a-Rede © National Trust / Chris Hill

Take the exhilarating rope bridge challenge at Carrick-a-Rede

It’s thanks to your continued support that we're able to care for special places on the coast. If you'd like to donate and help the National Trust to continue to look after the coastline in Northern Ireland, please text NTCOAST to 70707 to give £3 and help us make a difference.

*This is a charity donation service. You will be charged £3, plus one message at your standard network rate. The National Trust will receive 100% of your donation. If you'd rather we didn't contact you in future text NOCOMMS to 70060. If you wish to discuss this mobile payment call 02032827863. Registered charity no 205846

Help restore Mount Stewart Walled Garden

These pillars would have provided support for climbing roses © Lesley McCauley

These pillars would have provided support for climbing roses

The Walled Garden at Mount Stewart needs your help to bring it back to life. Once the powerhouse of the demesne it provided plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables to serve the house and feed the estate staff. Your gift will help us plant an extensive collection of the best scented period roses and a selection of fruit trees in the orchard. Longer term we will once again grow soft fruit in the restored Vineries and Peach Houses. The Walled Garden Vinery is the only significant historic glasshouse left in the demesne and it is home to the ancient, ‘White Syrian’ vine, (the oldest vine in Ireland and the second oldest in the UK). Thank you for your support - donations, whatever the level, are very significant.