Welcome to Foinse

Foinse master logo versions-01 - EditedFoinse Research Station is a member of the Organisation of Biological Field Stations located at the heart of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark in North West Ireland. Foinse Research Station offers aunique opportunity for researchers from a wide range of disciplines – and from all over the world – to gain access to a multitude of biological, ecological, geological and other sites of scientific interest.

Biological Field Stations (BFS) provide bases for scientific research, education and conservation, dedicated to advancing understanding through research, science-based environmental education and participation in effective regional ecosystem management. They offer indoor and outdoor laboratories for national and international students and researchers to study the environment, to learn how to measure and research plants, trees and other habitats and create a knowledge base. They are also places where members of the public can explore and discover nature.


Foinse Research Station is focused on providing a platform for researchers with specific interests in forests, woodlands, blanket bogs, geology, archeology, speleology and hydrology – amongst many other things.

Foinse Research Station, one of 226 members of the Organisation of Biological Field Stations – www.obfs.org – is unique in its geographic focus and centers its activities, like Marble Arch Caves Geopark in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland and County Cavan in the Republic of Ireland (PDF).

To contact us, or to make arrangements for a research project, contact: rfoulkes@timbersmart.com 

Uniquely plentiful on Ireland, a miniature fern.