Logo of the Irish Peatland Conservation CouncilWelcome to the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC). Fáilte. Our mission is to protect a representative sample of the peatlands of Ireland for people to enjoy today and in the future. We hope our web site will help you to get to know us better. It’s your gateway to  the save the bogs campaign and to visitors to the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Please help us to keep in touch with one another. The IPCC is a registered charity (number CHY6829) and a non-governmental organisation.

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Job Vacancy: Education Officer. Applications welcome until 15th October 2018. Download Education officer application form

Raising the Bar for Peat & Biodiversity

IPCC’s current advocacy campaign. IPCC are calling for a complete ban on the production of sod moss horticultural peat from Irish raised bogs. This commercial activity is destroying the last remnants of Irish raised bogs. Sod moss is used as a medium for growing orchids and it is also used as an additive to improve the quality of other lower grade horticultural peat. In Ireland this product is  a “loss leader” and is used by peat companies to attract new customers to their other more profitable horticulture products. Lend your voice to the campaign by signing our petition or by submitting information you have on sod moss production sites around the country. This investigation is being supported by The Irish Environmental Network as a Biodiversity Work Package 2018.

Help IPCC save bogs and wildlife in 2018 by participating in the actions below

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Please sign our petition to ‘Ban the Use of Moss Peat in Gardening Products’ and submit observations you have made on a sod moss site

marshfritillaryclippedBW clippedmarshfritillaryclippedBW clippedHave your say on the Conservation Management Plan for Lullymore West Bog – Home of butterflies in Kildare curlewsilhouette

Curlew Plan of Action – Lodge Bog 2018 – HELP US KEEP CURLEW in the Bog of Allen

Visitor Attraction – Education and Fun Days Out at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Co. Kildare

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Save the Bogs Campaign Ireland – Action & Information

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IPCC  Policy and Site Case Work – helping to preserve Irish Peatlands. See our latest work here. Join the Hop to It Frog Survey – report sightings here. See the updated frog map and information about the frog survey here Action for Curlew IPCC’s work with the Curlew Task Force. Download Curlew information leaflet here


action for bogs 25Learn how you can help IPCC take the Save the Bogs Campaign forward by reading the latest edition of  Action for Bogs 25

IPCC Conservation Action Plan for Peatlands in Ireland 2020The IPCC Action Plan 2020 for
Conserving Bogs – Get all the facts and figures about Irish Peatlands

Turf Dispelling the Myths – IPCC reveals the Truth About Turf Cutting in Ireland on Bogs of Conservation Importance

Wondering What’s So Special About Peat? Get all the Answers by downloading our Leaflet

IPCC’s mission is to conserve a representative sample of the peatlands of Ireland for future generations to enjoy.

With five nature reserves and the Bog of Allen Nature Centre we are actively involved in restoring peatland habitats, protecting wildlife and educating the public.

Watch the Video (left) About IPCC and Learn how we are Saving Irish Bogs

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Contact Us
Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, R51 V293, Ireland. T: +353-45-860133;  E: bogs@ipcc.ie

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The Irish Peatland Conservation Council received Heritage Council funding in 2018.  You can read about IPCC’s conservation work on our network of reserves here.

seacologyThe conservation and protection of the Curlew on IPCC’s Lodge Bog Reserve is supported by Seacology in 2017/18. You can read about IPCC’s Curlew conservation work here.

Governance Code Statement of Compliance. IPCC confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland (9th May 2017).

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