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 2020Féile an Dúlra is supported by Kildare County Council. Full details of IPCC 2020 events will be posted in February 2020 – for now here are some of IPCC’s Féile and Dúlra highlights that you can look forward to.

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Life Cycle of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria)2nd February 2020: World Wetlands Day. Launch of Hop To It National Frog Survey 2020. 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.



20th March: World Frog Day. Join the Irish Peatland Conservation Council at the Bog of Allen Nature to celebrate World Frog Day.  The centre will be open from 10-4pm free of charge for you to explore the fascinating world of frogs.  Enjoy a stroll around the wildlife gardens where you can expect to encounter frogs and tadpoles. All welcome.


Unknown15th April: National Spring Clean.  Discover the variety of ecosystem services our natural world provides for us by joining the IPCC between 10am-1pm at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre.  Enjoy an informative talk followed by a morning of action as we carry out a litter pick along the boundary of Lodge Bog – a habitat that stores carbon, prevents flooding,  has inspired poets and artists and is home to fascinating plants and animals.  All welcome.


19th April: World Curlew Day.  Join the IPCC at the Bog of Allen curlew_F1_2
Nature Centre from 2-5pm to celebrate this iconic bogland bird.  Enjoy an informative talk on the work IPCC in partnership with BirdWatch Kildare branch are undertaking to conserve habitat and monitor this species on Lodge Bog.  Enjoy a pond dipping session exploring how the Curlew’s long curled beak is designed to feed beneath the bogs surface and join us for a walk to Lodge Bog where we will listen for the ‘cry of the curlew’.  All welcome.


Screen Shot 2019-04-26 at 12.39.30National Biodiversity Week 2020. Join the IPCC as we host a number of events during this week to appreciate and explore our local wildlife.


16th May – Peatlands: Ireland’s Climate Change Hero’s.    Join the IPCC at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre from 2-5pm and discover the valuable role peatlands are as a carbon storage unit.  This event will include a talk entitled ‘Peatlands Climate Change Hero’s’ followed by a walk to Lodge Bog. Fun nature activities for young visitors throughout the event.  All welcome

17th May – Busy Bees and Butterflies.  At 2pm meet at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre for a guided walk to Lullymore West Bog exploring the role bees and butterflies have as pollinators in our communities.  Strong footwear and outdoor clothing recommended.  Take this opportunity to develop your skills in identifying these species.  All welcome

23rd May – Coad Bog Flora Discovery.  Join IPCC at Coad Bog in Co. Kerry as we meet with local volunteers and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) Kerry branch to investigate the variety of flora found on Coad Bog.  Join IPCC at 2pm for an introduction to this wonderful nature reserve.  Strong footwear and outdoor clothing recommended.  All Welcome.

24th May – Girley Bog – Take a Walk on the Wild Side. Join IPCC for a walk and talk on Girley Bog at 2pm.  Learn about the restoration work IPCC have ongoing on this reserve and explore this wet and wild habitat.  Strong footwear and outdoor clothing recommended.  All welcome.  Meeting point TBC.


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5th June – World Environment Day.  In 2020 World Environment Day will celebrate biodiversity.  Join IPCC for a walk and talk in the wildlife gardens of the Bog of Allen Nature Centre from 10am-4pm and get IPCC’s top tips on creating a garden that is a  haven for biodiversity.  All welcome.


INT BOG DAY26th July: International Bog Day.  IPCC  invite you to the Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Co. Kildare at 2pm to join in peatland walks, talks and nature activities.  Strong Footwear and outdoor clothing recommended.   All welcome.  Further details TBC.


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Heritage Week 2020.  IPCC will be hosting events on Girley Bog  and Lodge Bog in Co. Kildare.  Details TBC

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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