About Us

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Irish Peatland Conservation Council

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) is best known for the save the bogs campaign in Ireland. Taking action for bogs and wildlife is what we do and we have had some major success stories over the past 35 years.

IPCC is an independent conservation organisation. Founded in 1982 the IPCC has run hundreds of projects involving thousands of people to conserve peatland heritage all over Ireland.

  • peatlands are bought and conserved
  • peatland wildlife is protected
  • teachers are trained and schools are visited and shown the bogs
  • developments are monitored on 1000 sites of conservation value

In Ireland we work with government, business and communities so that people and peatlands can live in harmony.

IPCC is a not-for-profit organisation with nearly 60% of our annual income donated by our dedicated supporters.

IPCC’s Mission

IPCC’s mission is to conserve a representative sample of the peatlands of Ireland for people to enjoy now and in the future.

Legal Status

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council is a voluntary, non-governmental organisation, a Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 116156), with charitable status (CHY6829) founded in 1982. We are registered with the Charities Regulator (No. 20013547).

Staff and Supporters

IPCC have 4 members of staff,  100 volunteers and 2000 friends of the bog.

If  You Want a Word with Someone
Catherine O’Connell is our Chief Executive – contact at bogs@ipcc.ie
Tristram Whyte is our Conservation Policy and Fundraising Officer – contact at bogs@ipcc.ie
Nuala Madigan is our Environmental Education Officer – contact at bogs@ipcc.ie
Katie Geraghty is our Conservation Officer – contact at bogs@ipcc.ie
Paula Farrell is our Campaign Officer – contact at bogs@ipcc.ie

Honorary Members of the IPCC
Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Pauline Bewick, Eanna Ní Lamhna, Don Conroy,  Drs. Matthijs Schouten.

Directors and Members of the IPCC Committee of Management 
Rachel Kavanagh, Company Secretary; Rachel Kavanagh, Martin Kelly, Kate Macnamara, Miriam Mooney, Catherine O’Connell and Seán Ó Fearghail are Directors.


Volunteers are encouraged to work with us. IPCC relies on volunteers to effectively manage and run the save the bogs campaign. At any one time we have 100 volunteers who work with us, helping with fundraising and the management of our reserves and properties.

Friends of the Bog

IPCC have 2,000 supporting  friends of the bog.

Child Safety

The IPCC promotes the safety and well-being of all children with whom we are in contact. Please refer to our IPCC Child Protection Statement and Policy.

Contact Details

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council can be contacted at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, R51 V293, Ireland.
Tel: +353-45-860133; Email: bogs@ipcc.ie