IUF has contributed to the work of Comhairle na Tuaithe since its foundation in January 2004.

Comhairle na Tuaithe was established to address the following priority issues:

Comhairle na Tuaithe comprises representatives of the farming organisations, recreational users of the countryside and state bodies with an interest in the countryside. More information on Comhairle na Tuaithe, including the National Countryside Recreation Strategy published in 2006, is available on the Comhairle naTuaithe website.