The Everlasting Gift
Our mission is to fund the creation of multiple nature reserves throughout Ireland by selling souvenir plots of land with our luxury gift pack.
A souvenir plot is defined in the Land Registration (Northern Ireland) Act 1970 as
“a piece of land which, being of inconsiderable size or no practical utility, is unlikely to be wanted in isolation except for the sake of mere ownership or for sentimental reasons or commemorative purposes”
Whilst Ireland has a population of around 6 million people, the number of people with Irish heritage around the world is thought to number between 50 and 80 million, many of whom we hope will choose to strengthen their ties with their ancestral homeland by purchasing our gift and helping to conserve Ireland, one square foot at a time.
Our company was formed in 2006. We have created two nature reserves in the Scottish Highlands, one of which has become an official 4 star tourist attraction and, according to Trip Advisor, the most popular nature reserve in Scotland.
The ongoing success of our Scottish project convinced us that we could do something similar in Ireland, and so the Celtic Titles journey began in 2020. This project has ambitious aims to help conserve Ireland and provide vital habitat for a number of declining species, and our first Irish location is Slievekirk Wood, Ardmore, near Derry.
The popularity of our gift will ultimately decide the success of our project.
Successes So Far…
In 2007, we bought some 250 acres of land approximately 10 miles from Glencoe. As with much of the Highlands, the land had been used for commercial forestry and hill farming over the years. At the time of purchase, the land was an inaccessible and relatively unsuccessful commercial Sitka plantation.
Key objectives for our project included:
- To help preserve and encourage protection of flora and fauna
- To create an amenity for the local community
- To provide an education medium for local schools and organisations
In 2014, the company purchased second plot of land: a 180-acre Sitka plantation approximately 10 miles West of Invergarry, called MountainView. In addition to our tree-planting, we have fenced off a substantial area of land and planted a ‘nature hedge’, consisting of hawthorn, blackthorn and other trees and shrubs which will provide habitat for wildlife. As the Sitka matures and becomes commercially viable to remove, we will replace them with native trees.