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

Take part in the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) events focusing on peatlands at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, online and at various peatland reserves around Ireland. Welcome to Féile an Dúlra supported by Kildare County Council.   Féile and Dúlra highlights that you can look forward to:

You can follow us on Facebook for further information and photographs as the events take place.


World wetlands Day 2021 ImageWorld Wetlands Day: 2nd February 2021.
Celebrate World Wetlands Day with IPCC as we launch the Hop To It Frog Survey 2021.  To take part, stay tuned for more details and how you can get involved in our frog themed crossword competition.


Marsh Fritillary Spring Larval Web Count: 11th March 2021.marsh fritillary 1
Join IPCC on this citizen scientist day to locate and count the Marsh Fritillary Butterfly spring larval webs on Lullymore West, Co. Kildare.
Due to Covid-19 and advice from the Irish Government date & event are subject change. More details to follow.


Word Frog Day 2021World Frog Day: 20th March 2021.
Celebrate the wonderful life of frogs by taking part in IPCC’s Hop To It Frog Survey and visiting the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Watch for frogs as they begin their spring spawning – a tour of the wildlife gardens will showcase how you can encourage frogs to your garden.  Due to Covid-19 and advice from the Irish Government date & event are subject change.


National Spring Clean: 15th April 2021.
Join IPCC as we litter pick Spring Cleanalong the main road adjacent to Lodge Bog, our Raised Bog Reserve in Co. Kildare. Dress according to the weather with strong footwear. Raise awareness in your local area too as we come together to make our world a cleaner and healthier place for all. Details subject to change.

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World Curlew Day: 21st April 2021.  Details to be announced.


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Biodiversity Week: May 2021. Details are to be announced.



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World Environment Day: 5th June 2021. Details to be announced.



Large HeathThe Large Heath Habitat Assessment: 11th June 2021. Join IPCC as a citizen scientist to complete a habitat condition assessment and butterfly survey of the Large Heath on Lodge Bog in Co. Kildare. Wear weather appropriate clothing and strong footwear. More details to be announced.


Screen Shot 2019-07-11 at 16.13.19International Bog Day: 25th July 2021.
Join IPCC to celebrate Bogs in Ireland. Details to be announced.  Keep updated for more information.



Screen Shot 2019-01-09 at 16.34.06National Heritage Week: August 2021. Dates and details are yet to be announced. Stay tuned for more information.


Marsh Fritillary Larval Web count ImageThe Marsh Fritillary Survey: 31st August 2021.
Take part in the Marsh Fritillary habitat assessment and autumn larval web count on Lullymore West. Learn all about this protected butterfly whilst gaining practical field skills in species monitoring. Details to be announced. Date subject to change.



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:




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