Events

Events, Things To Do Kildare – Wildlife Watching, Bog Walks, Family Fun, Courses & Open Days

Take part in IPCC Events focusing on peatlands at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre and at various peatland reserves around Ireland. Welcome to Féile an Dúlra 2018Féile an Dúlra is supported by Kildare County Council under the Festival Grant Scheme 2018.

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curlewsilhouetteBiodiversity Week: Sunday 20th May – The Wonder of Waders. 12-2pm  Join IPCC at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre for a talk describing the decline in some of Ireland’s iconic breeding waders over the past 25 years. The talk will be followed by a walk to Lodge bog to observe waders, such as Curlew and Lapwing, in their natural breeding habitats. IPCC staff will showcase the bog restoration works that have been completed on Lodge bog and will discuss the monitoring and conservation work that is taking place to protect breeding waders. This activity will include walking across difficult wet boggy terrain so strong footwear is recommended. For those who do not wish to take part in the walk there will be fun bog biodiversity activities at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre.  Activities will include pond dipping and searching for frogs, newts and creepy crawlies in the wildlife gardens. Light refreshments will be provided and admission is free. This event is kindly supported by the Irish Environmental Network. For more information please contact bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

20170817_171249-COLLAGEBiodiversity Week: Wednesday 23rd May – The Bogtastic Biodiversity of Girley Bog. 3.30-5.30pm Join IPCC for a guided walk onto Girley Bog. We will be meeting at Causey Farm at 3.30pm. IPCC will lead the walk and will discuss the importance of designated sites like Girley Bog as habitats for biodiversity. It will be a great opportunity to observe and identify some of the wonderful biodiversity on the bog including birds, butterflies, insect eating plants and other bogland specialists. The walk will finish with a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits on the bog. The event is family friendly and there will be fun activities for children along the way including some pond dipping for mini-beasts and a bird treasure hunt. The walk will include rough, boggy terrain so strong waterproof footwear is recommended. This is a free event. This event is kindly supported by the Irish Environmental Network. For more information please contact bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

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Wednesday 23rd May 6-9pm: Bog Tales – All you want to know about Girley Bog. The Girley Bog Meitheal presents the ‘Bog Tales’ public evening at Drewstown House, Co. Meath. Come along and learn all about the wonder of Girley Bog as part of National Biodiversity Week. The evening will include talks from local experts on the cultural history and wildlife of the bog,  the NPWS will talk about the designations on the site and IPCC will talk about the conservation work on the site and future management. Talks will start at 7pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information please contact bogs@ipcc.ie

Allenwood walkWednesday 23rd May 7.30pm: Free Grand Canal Walk & Talk. Join IPCC at Bond Bridge, Allenwood at 7.30pm and discover the wildlife and local history along the banks of the Grand Canal in Allenwood. This is a free event and all are welcome. This walk is  organised by IPCC in partnership with Allenwood Tidy Towns Group and is supported by Waterways Ireland 2018.

Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 10.54.04Biodiversity Week: Sunday 27th May – The Butterflies of Lullymore West. 12-3pm. The event will start with a presentation on the butterflies of Lullymore West and how habitat management has helped to conserve endangered species, such as Marsh Fritillary, over the past 10 years. The talk will also discuss how important citizen science monitoring schemes are in understanding Ireland’s butterfly populations. The talk will be followed by a guided butterfly walk to Lullymore West bog where there will  be an opportunity to use butterfly nets for a close up of the different butterflies observed and will use charts to identify the species. The walk will include wet boggy terrain, so waterproof footwear is recommended. There will also be fun nature activities and tips on butterfly gardening for families at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Light refreshments will be provided and admission is free. This event is kindly supported by the Irish Environmental Network. For more information please contact bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

World Environment Day 2020Tuesday 5th June: World Environment Day. Take part in the IPCC Local Biodiversity Survey in your community using our survey which you can download here. If you would like to visit the gardens at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre we will he happy to give you 10 tips on wildlife gardening for your own patch.  Admission will be free and all welcome. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

Bog Asphodel Brittle Bones Narthecium ossifragumThursday 19th July: Plants, Lichens and mosses of raised bogs identification workshop in liaison with the National Biodiversity Data Centre 10-3.30pm at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. For bookings contact http://www.biodiversityireland.ie

INT BOG DAYSunday 29th July: International Bog Day. Details of IPCC’s event will be announced later in the year. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

19th to 27th August: Heritage Week. Details of IPCC’s events for heritage week will be announced later in the year. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

September: Culture Night. Details of IPCC’s event will be announced later in the year. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

World-Animal-Day-logo-final-1700-pixels-wideThursday 4th October: World Animal Day.  Supports IPCC’s efforts to protect bog wildlife by adopting a bog species here. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

world-space-week-logo-202x300October: World Space Week. Details of IPCC’s event will be announced later in the year. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

imageNovember: National Science Week. Science Week is an annual national celebration of the life-changing and fascinating world of science.  Details of IPCC’s event for science week will be announced later in the year. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

Events 2019

log pileMarch: National Tree Month: Details of IPCC’s event for tree month will be announced later in the year. Contact IPCC at  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

 

Life Cycle of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria)Hop To It National Frog Survey 2019. IPCC invite supporters to get out and about to search for frogs and frogspawn. Please join the Hop To It Frog Survey which has been on-going for 22 years. Send your records to us. Many thanks.

 

UnknownApril: National Spring Clean. Details of IPCC’s event for tree month will be announced later in the year. Contact IPCC at  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

 

curlewcamier21st April: National Curlew Day ‘Cry of the Curlew’: Join IPCC a special event. Details to be announced.

earthdlogoEarth Day Friday 20th April. IPCC will celebrate Earth Day on Friday 20th April. Details of our activity to be announced.

Life Cycle of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria)30th April: International Frog Day. Hop To It National Frog Survey 2019. IPCC invite supporters to get out and about to search for frogs and frogspawn. Please join the Hop To It Frog Survey which has been on-going for 22 years. Send your records to us. Many thanks for your help.

Contact Us

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

 

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