Tag Archives: Conservation

Top Attraction in Kildare restored and to be showcased during Heritage Week

Press Release: 17th August 2015: Top bog attraction in Kildare restored and to be showcased during Heritage Week The only part of the Bog of Allen protected in Kildare will be on show for Heritage Week 2015. With the support … Continue reading

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Irish Peatland Conservationist wins international management award

Press Release: 15th June 2015 An international gathering of people involved in peat and peatlands this week announced the awards for young peatland scientists, managers and practitioners in the early stages of their careers. Tadhg Ó Corcora, Conservation Officer with … Continue reading

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Bog of Allen Nature Centre to Celebrate World Environment Day on 5th June

Press Release 2nd June 2015 Bog of Allen Nature Centre to Celebrate World Environment Day on 5th June Join the IPCC in the wildlife gardens of the Bog of Allen Nature Centre this Friday 5th June from 10am-4pm and celebrate World Environment … Continue reading

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Opinion Survey on the Future of Girley Bog, Co. Meath Launched

PRESS RELEASE 7th May 2015 Opinion Survey on the Future of Girley Bog, Co. Meath Launched Today the Irish Peatland Conservation Council in liaison with partners in the Girley Bog Meitheal Team (see editors note 1) launched a nationwide survey seeking … Continue reading

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March Wildlife Watch – Red Squirrel

Last year there was great excitement at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre as a new species to the area was identified, the Red Squirrel (Iora Rua).  Although the red squirrels do not hibernate they do become less active in … Continue reading

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Restoration: Bringing the bogs back to life

PRESS RELEASE: 13th February 2015 Restoration: Bringing the bogs back to life  Intact bogs are living and breathing ecosystems and are fast becoming recognised as ‘Ireland’s rainforests’ locking up to 1,566 million tonnes of carbon when properly functioning. However once a bog … Continue reading

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February Wildlife Watch – Badger

One of the many dangers to wildlife is traffic on our roads. This weeks species the Badger (Broc) I unfortunately saw as road kill along the R409 last week.  The badger is one of Ireland’s noctural mammals that emerge from … Continue reading

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February Wildlife Watch – Snowdrop

The start of Spring brings one of the first well known wild flowers to our communities, the Snowdrop (Plúirín sneachta). The arrival of the snowdrop is considered a sign that the worst of Winter is over.    Although the snowdrop escaped … Continue reading

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February Wildlife Watch – Frog

This month the Irish Peatland Conservation Council launches its annual Hop To It Frog survey asking members of the public to send their frog sightings to the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. The Common Frog (Loscann Coiteann) Ireland’s only species … Continue reading

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January Wildlife Watch – Hare

The Irish hare (Giorra Éireannach) is a native mammal that is widespread in Ireland.  They can be found both in upland and lowland grassland, bogland or coastal habitats and even in urban environments such as retail/office spaces in located on … Continue reading

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