IPCC’s Success Stories

Shortly after the Irish Peatland Conservation Council was formed we launched the Save the Bogs Campaign. The campaign has achieved some major successes thanks to the support of numerous private individuals and friends and to the work of the Committee of Management and Staff of the IPCC.

 Save the Bogs CampaignIPCC Headquarters Purchased

  • Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare (2003)

Peatland Conservation Action Plan Published

8 Peatland Sites Purchased/Protected by the IPCC

  • Coad Bog, Co. Kerry (2015 – on-going)
  • Fenor Bog, Co. Waterford (1999 – on-going)
  • Girley Bog, Co. Meath (2013 – on-going)
  • Lullymore West, Co. Kildare (2005 – on-going)
  • Lodge Bog, Co. Kildare (2005 – on-going)

Sites Purchased with Funding from the Dutch Foundation for Conservation of Irish Bogs

  • Cloghernagun/Bealacooan Bog, Co Galway (1991-1996)
  • Scragh Bog, Co Westmeath (1985 – 1992)
  • Cummeragh River Bog, Co Kerry (1992 – 1993) 

Numerous Campaigns & Environmental Education Programmes Run

  • Cessation of Turf Cutting on Peatlands of Conservation Importance
    (2009-on-going)
  • Peatlands Under Threat Campaign (2006)
  • Lodge Bog Visitor facilities (2005-on-going)
  • Bog of Allen Nature Centre (1993-on-going)
  • Special Areas of Conservation Campaign (1999 on-going)
  • Natural Heritage Areas Campaign (1999-on-going)
  • Bogs & Fens Conservation Plan  (2005)
  • Wild Boglands & Peat-free Gardening Exhibition (2001)
  • Raised Bog Conservation, Utilisation and (After-use Symposium (2000–2001)
  • Irish Fen Inventory (2000)
  • Peatland Biodiversity Campaign (2000-2001)
  • Peatlands Around the World Web site (1998 on-going)
  • Hop to it Irish Frog Survey (1998–on-going)
  • The End is in Sight Raised Bog Campaign (1997)
  • Save the Bogs Campaign (1985-on-going)
  • International Mire Conservation Group Symposium Ireland Meeting (1989-1990)
  • Peat-free Gardening Campaign (1990-on-going)
  • Ardkill Bog Visitor Facilities, Co Kildare (1989-1992)
  • Schools Art Competitions (1988 & 1991); Photographic Competition (1990)

Over 250,000ha of peatlands designated by the Government for Conservation including fens, bog woodlands, raised bogs, blanket bogs and heaths

Save the Bogs Campaign Educational ResourceOver 50 Books, DVD’s, Posters Identification Dials and Leaflets Published 

  • Cold Bog Map and Guide (2016)
  • Girley Bog Conservation Action Plan (2015)
  • Lodge Bog Conservation Management Plan (2011)
  • Nature Box Irish Habitats and Wildlife (2010)
  • Ireland’s Peatland Conservation Action Plan 2020 (2009)
  • Guide to Composting, Wildlife Gardening and Sustainable Living (2010)
  • Lodge Bog Map and Guide (2010)
  • Lullymore West Bog Map and Guide (2010)
  • Lullymore Island Map and Guide (2010)
  • Bog of Allen Nature Centre Map and Guide (2010)
  • Fenor Bog Conservation Management Plan (2009)
  • Habitat and Heritage Survey of the Bog of Allen (2005)
  • Lodge Bog, Co. Kildare Conservation Management Plan (2005)
  • Lullymore Island, Co. Kildare – A Heritage Survey (2005)
  • Bog of Allen, Kildare and Offaly Map and Guide (2005)
  • Progress on the Designation of SAC’s in Ireland (2002)
  • Birds and Wildlife in your Garden (2002)
  • Celebrating Boglands (2002)
  • Hop to It Frog Book (2002)
  • IPCC Peat-free Garden Campaign Report (2002)
  • SAC’s in Ireland – NGO Review 2002 (2002)
  • Bogs & Fens of Ireland – Conservation Plan 2005 (2001)
  • The Wild Boglands – Adult Education Course Notes (2001)
  • Irish Fen Inventory Report (2000)
  • Protecting Nature in Ireland – Irish Shadow SAC Project (2000)
  • Cutover & Cutaway Bogs Education Pack (2000)
  • Fenor Bog, Waterford Map and Guide (1999)
  • Irish Cutover & Cutaway Bogs Survey Report (1999)
  • Crex Crex Corncrake Resource Pack (1999)
  • Wild Woods of Ireland Field Studies Guide (1999)
  • A Day on the Bog Field Studies Guide (1998)
  • IPCC Guide to Community Composting (1997)
  • Towards a Conservation Strategy for the Bogs of Ireland (1998)
  • Hop to It! – Irish Frog Survey Report (1997)
  • The IPCC Peatland Conservation & Management Handbook (1998)
  • The Save the Bogs Story (1997)
  • Irish Peatland Conservation Plan 2000 (1996)
  • Save the Bogs Campaign Video (1996)
  • Wake up to Bogs Training Video (1996)
  • Wake up to Bogs Training Handbook (1995)
  • Peatlands and the Primary School Curriculum (1994)
  • Focus on Birds – For Peat’s Sake (1993)
  • The Living Bog: Teacher’s Handbook with Colour Slides (1993)
  • IPCC Policy Statement & Action Plan 1992-1997 (1992)
  • Peatland Education Pack (6 subject modules 1992)
  • Bogland Wildlife Wallchart (1992)
  • Bogs in the Classroom (1991)
  • Irish Peatlands, the Critical Decade (1991)
  • Discovering the Wild Boglands Video (1990)
  • Ardkill Bog Co. Kildare A Young Visitor’s Guide (1990)
  • Guides to Peatland Nature Reserves (1989-90)
  • Teaching Focus on Bogs Information Leaflet (1989)
  • Rua the Red Grouse (1987)
  • The IPCC Guide to Irish Peatlands (1987)
  • Peatland News magazine (1986-on-going)

ENFO Joint Publications

  • Irish Fens (2001)
  • Woodland Habitats of Ireland (2001)
  • The Common Frog (1999)
  • Irish Raised Bogs (1986; 2000)
  • Irish Peatlands (1997)
  • Butterflies and Moths in your Garden
  • Irish Blanket Bogs
  • Irish Heathlands
  • Carnivorous Plants

Growing Wiser Gardening Leaflets

  • Gardening Without Peat
  • Making a Bog Garden
  • The World of the Water Garden
  • Gardening for Wildlife
  • How to make leaf mould and garden compost
  • How to make a worm bin

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