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 2017Féile an Dúlra is supported by Kildare County Council under the Festival Grant Scheme.

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earthdlogo22nd April Earth Day Learn the Essentials of Composting this Earth Day at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre from 10am- 4pm. Discover the five essentials to making a wonderful compost in your garden. The Bog of Allen Nature Centre compost all its garden clippings and food scraps in the wildlife gardens so visitors can explore how to compost leaves, garden clippings and food waste such as fruit and vegetable peelings.  It will also be an opportunity to explore the wildlife gardens, peatland exhibition and insect eating plant display. All welcome and admission is free. For more information email

explorebogbioMay: Biodiversity Month. IPCC will be hosting biodiversity events at our reserves in Meath, Kildare and Kerry. Details to be announced. Register your interest at or call 045 860133.

21st May Biodiversity Event: there will be a volunteer training event drain blocking on Lodge Bog so as to provide quality habitat for the Large Heath Butterfly which will be on the wing in June and July. In addition there will be a family fun day at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. The day will run from 10am to 4pm. Register you interest at or call 045 860133.

World Environment Day 20206th June: World Environment Day. IPCC will be hosting a special event at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Now is your change to learn the top tips for wildlife gardening and give wildlife a space on your own patch. Register your interest at or call 045 860133.


16th July: International Bog Day. Join IPCC and a host of other organisations for a day featuring the Historic Bog of Allen. This event will take place at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre from 12noon and will include a walk over the magical Bog of Allen, talks about the special wildlife of the area, a visit to the monastic ruins of Lullymore.  All welcome. Register your interest at or call 045 860133.

National_Heritage_Week_LOGO_2016_GREEN-219th to 27th August: Heritage Week. IPCC will be hosting biodiversity events at our peatland reserves in Meath and Kildare. On the 20th August IPCC will host an open day focusing on the Large Heath Butterfly and this will be followed by a butterfly habitat walk across Lodge Bog. The event will take place from 2-5pm. All welcome. Register your interest at or call 045 860133.

Bogs in the ClassroomSeptember: Back to school and it’s time to organise a trip to the Bog of Allen to study its flora and fauna, conservation issues and the various services bogs provide including storing carbon and water and providing opportunities for recreation. Download IPCC’s school visit leaflet for details and we will be happy to take your bookings and answer any questions you may have  at or call 045 860133.

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22nd September: Culture Night. Join IPCC at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre for a late opening cultural evening. An exciting event is planned and will be announced when we have the full details worked out. Register your interest at or call 045 860133.
world-space-week-logo-202x30014th  October: World Space Week. Join ipcc and guest astronomer Mr Terry Moseley for an astronomy evening at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Terry will be giving an illustrated talk about the moon which will be followed by an exploration of the night sky. The Bog of Allen Nature Centre and Lodge Bog are located in a dark skies area so during space week why not visit the bog and observe the night skies. There is a boardwalk and bench on the bog which is open to the public 24/7 so it is the perfect place to do some star gazing.

World-Animal-Day-logo-final-1700-pixels-wide4th October: World Animal Day.
Join IPCC for World Animal Day at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre from 10-4pm and celebrate the wonderful wildlife that lives in Ireland’s wetlands. Take a guided tour of our peatland museum whichwill include our “Dead Zoo” display where you can learn about the “Big 4” found on the Bog of Allen. The “Big 4” include the Otter, Fox, Hare and Badger. Find out about that other wildlife living on the bog and their amazing adaptations to this harsh environment. There will be fun nature activities for children including upon dipping and frog and newt searches. Admission is free, all welcome. For more information email or call 045 860133.

20th October: National Reuse Month.  Visit the Bog of Allen Nature Centre Logo-banner-with-CRNI-300x206during National Reuse Month and discover how to recycle your garden and kitchen wastes. Learn all about the different methods of composting and discover which method suits your needs with a demonstration in our wildlife gardens. Also with Christmas not to far away learn how to make beautiful gift boxes or Christmas cards from recycled gift cards. You can also contact us with any of your composting queries at or call 045 860133.

image15th November: National Science Week. Science Week is an annual national celebration of the life-changing and fascinating world of science.  Join the IPCC as we celebrate Science Week with a visit to Lullymore West Bog. Explore freshwater ecology and discover how to survey the invertebrate life in the freshwater habitats on Lullymore West. Identify invertebrates and compare species diversity in the different habitats including a man-made pond and a drainage ditch. If you wish to participate in this Science Week event please contact Katie at or call 045 860133.

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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