Permissions are given by the Minister under Section 30 of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended), to hunt fauna on or over foreshore belonging to the State or on or over land belonging to the State and which is either covered by any inland waters or comprised in the lakeshore accretion from any lake.
Applications for permissions are made on a standard application form available from:
Wildlife Licensing Unit,
National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs,
7 Ely Place,
Tel: (01) 888 3242
Download a Section 30-Foreshore Licence application form
All sanctuary areas are excluded from the permissions given and with the exception of certain areas which are excluded or limited on the grounds of conservation, applications are granted on demand. Applications are valid to individuals for five years. Gunclubs and a small number of other sites licences are for one year only.
For information on the ban on curlew hunting, please click here.