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

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A very Happy New Year from the IPCC.

Life Cycle of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria)January: Hop to It Frog Survey. It’s time to start looking out for frogs and frogspawn. Please report your sightings to the Hop to It Frog Survey 2017. Photographs are also welcome. Follow this link to access the frog survey form. Thank you.

1st February: St Bridget’s Day

Try your hand at making a traditional St Bridget’s Cross from rushes on this feast day of one of the Patron Saints of Ireland. Watch our video to help you make your own cross.

 


english_version__02nd February: World Wetlands Day

It’s time to start looking out for frogs and frogspawn. Please report your sightings to the Hop to It Frog Survey 2017. Photographs are also welcome. Follow this link to access the frog survey form. Thank you.

Unknown5th to 12th March National Tree Week. Join IPCC for a work camp laying a hedge in the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Details to be announced. Register your interest at bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

nationalspringcleanApril. National Spring Clean Month. Join IPCC for a work camp cleaning up our bogs. Details to be announced. Register your interest at bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

earthdlogo22nd April Earth Day. IPCC will be organising an event at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre to celebrate Earth Day. Details to be announced. Register your interest at bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

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 bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

World Environment Day 20205th June: World Environment Day. IPCC will be hosting a special event at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Details to be announced. Register your interest at bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

INT BOG DAY

July: International Bog Day. IPCC will be hosting a special event at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Details to be announced. Register your interest at bogs@ipcc.ie 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. Details to be announced. Register your interest at bogs@ipcc.ie 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 bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

IPCC Culture Night Logo

September: Culture Night. Join IPCC at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre for a late opening cultural evening. Details to be announced. Register your interest at bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

 
world-space-week-logo-202x3004th to 10th October: World Space Week. Lodge Bog, Lullymore, Co. Kildare is 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. For more information about Lodge Bog please download our Lodge Bog Visitor Guide.


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 bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

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 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.  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 bogs@ipcc.ie 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: bogs@ipcc.ie

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