IPCC’s Mission and Work

Logo of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council

IPCC’s mission and work is to conserve a representative sample of Irish peatlands for future generations to enjoy.

Our Work Involves:

  • purchasing and protecting peatland nature reserves for wildlife and habitat conservation
  • maintaining a database of 1150 peatland sites of conservation importance in Ireland
  • developing a Strategy for the Conservation of Peatlands in Ireland
  • providing resources and training for teachers and education groups
  • promoting environmental awareness and publicity
  • conducting research into the restoration of  man-modified peatlands
  • fostering a positive attitude towards peatlands
  • encouraging lifestyles in harmony with the environment
  • fund raising

We own and manage six peatlands for conservation in Counties Kerry, Kildare, Meath, Clare and Waterford. We own and run the Bog of Allen Nature Centre which is open to visitors and school groups.

Watch the Video (above) to learn about IPCC’s mission and work of  Saving Irish Bogs

Over the past 30 years, the IPCC has grown into a strong and committed environmental organisation which provides:

  • Funds to purchase and protect key peatland sites
  • Expertise in the restoration and management of peatland sites
  • Guidance and support to agencies and members of the public seeking to protect the environment and wildlife
  • Resources and training for educators to increase awareness of the value of our peatland heritage
  • A quality service to our supporters and subscribers to allow them to participate in peatland conservation in Ireland
  • An international base at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre for peatland conservation, education and research

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; Fax: +353-45-860481; Email: bogs@ipcc.ie