Peatland Management FAQ’s & Project Links

Peatland Management Techniques in Use in Ireland

  1. Where can I purchase plastic drain piling?
Ecoplastic Recycling Ltd, 86 Annacloy Road, Downpatrick, Co. Down. BT30 9AJ
Tel: 028 44 831 831
Fax: 028 44 831 673
E-mail: info@ecoplastic.net
Web: www.ecoplastic.net
  2. Where can I purchase plastic lumbar?
Lankhorst Recycling, Princengracht 2, 8607AD, Sneek, The Netherlands
Tel: 0031 515 487 630
Fax: 0031 515 487 622
Web: www.lankhorst.co.uk
  3. Where can I see examples of restored peatlands in Ireland that are open to the public?
    Carn Park Bog, Co. Westmeath
    Clara Bog, Co. Offaly
    Cloonshanville Bog, Co. Roscommon
    Croaghonagh, Co. Donegal
    Dromalonhunt, Co. Kerry
    East Coast Nature Reserve, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow
    Emlaghdauroe, Co. Galway
    Eskeragh, Co. Mayo
    Fenor Bog, Co. Waterford
    Lodge Bog, Co. Kildare
    Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly
    Owenduff / Ballycroy National Park, Co. Mayo
    Slieve Bloom Mountains, Co. Offaly
  4. Is there any funding available for peatland restoration projects?
The Heritage Council administer the Biodiversity Fund which provides funding for management that improves habitats and wildlife. For more information see www.heritagecouncil.ie.
    Funding may also be available through the Rural Environmental Protection Scheme or Agri-Environment Scheme. See www.agriculture.gov.ie for more details.
  5. Is there a co-ordinating group for peatland restoration projects in Ireland?
Yes, a group exists within the Irish Peat Society which is affiliated to the International Peat Society. The secretariat for this group is Dr. Catherine Farrell (catherine.farrell@bnm.ie).
Peatland Management Website Links
Restoration of overgrazed area through participation in agri-environmental schemes www.agriculture.gov.ie
Coillte Life Project restoring drained and afforested raised bogs www.raisedbogrestoration.ie
Coillte Life Project restoring drained and afforested blanket bogs www.irishbogrestorationproject.ie
Peatland Restoration Guide. Canadian Guide to Growing Sphagnum moss on bare peat. Second Edition by Francois Quinty and Line Rochefort www.peatmoss.com/blog/environment/peatland-restoration-guide
Rewetting of peat bog surface by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of Ireland www.npws .ie from this web site it is also possble to download copies of management plans and descriptions of sites that have been designated for conservation.
Creation of wetland habitats on industrial cutaway peatlands in Ireland www.bnm.ie and www.loughbooraparklands.com
Drain blocking and tree removal by hand www.birdwatchireland.ie
Restoration of drained bog surface through drain blocking in Northern Ireland www.ni-environment.gov.uk

Text, Photographs and Images © Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare. Email: bogs@ipcc.ie; Tel: +353-45-860133.