Biodiversity Celebrations at Girley Bog, Co. Meath 2015

Press Release: 13th may 2015

Experience practical bog conservation, Celebrate Biodiversity Week, the IPCC Girley Bog Biodiversity Event

On Sunday 17th May between 2-5pm the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) invite you to celebrate Biodiversity Week with us on Girley Bog NHA, Co. Meath.

IPCC have had a great start to our conservation work on our newest nature reserve and we would love the chance to showcase this to as many people as possible to highlight the biodiversity of peatlands in general and of raised bog habitat in particular.

There is plenty to see on the site and the IPCC staff will ensure you see it all as they lead you on a guided walk from Causey Farm just a short hop from Fordstown on the R164 (meeting at 2pm sharp).  Walking Girley Bog you will encounter various habitats such as woodland, orchid rich meadows and bogland and as you make your way around to the IPCC section of the bog where you will be led from a section of new boardwalk up onto the high bog. The bog recently featured on RTE’s The Zoo and was chosen as a location to highlight the restoration work on the bog but also the abundance of frogs on site. Present too are a large number of birds and the flocks of ravens overhead will keep you looking up throughout your visit.

There will be a number of activities for children to keep them entertained during the walk including frog search and savenger hunt.  Participants are encouraged to wear strong footwear and clothes suitable for the weather conditions on the day and weather permitting there will be tea and biscuits on the bog for all to enjoy.  All welcome. For further information contact Tadhg Ó Corcora, Conservation Officer on telephone 045-860133 or email


Editors Notes

For further details, information, pictures or interviews, please telephone: 045-860133 and ask for Tadhg Ó Corcora, Conservation Officer or email

Tadhg Ó Corcora, Conservation Officer, Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)45 860 133


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