Tag Archives: Family Nature Activities

Kildare Launch of Biodiversity Week

Press Release 11th May 2015 Kildare Launch of Biodiversity Week 2015 at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre  With the support of Kildare County Council and the Irish Environmental Network the Bog of Allen Naure Centre in Lullymore will host … Continue reading

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March Wildlife Watch – Great Diving Beetle

Last weekend I visited the Natural History Museum in London and attended a wonderful talk on beetles entitled ‘Beetlemania’ held as part of the museums Nature Live talks in the Attenborough Studio.  Although going into the talk I did not … 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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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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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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Busy Start to Spring at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre

PRESS RELEASE: A Busy start to Spring at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre Friday 30th January 2015 February is the start of Spring and a busy time of year at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre.  Over the coming days … Continue reading

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Feile an Dúlra at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre

Press Release: 16th January 2015 Feile an Dúlra at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre The annual Festival of Nature ‘Feile an Dúlra’ at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre is launched.  The festival runs throughout 2015 offering members of the public a … Continue reading

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Lullymore Bog gives up its Secrets

PRESS RELEASE: THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER 2014 Lullymore Bog gives up its Secrets An extraordinary abundance and richness of natural and cultural heritage has been identified in Lullymore in Co. Kildare. In just a relatively small area of 20,000ha studied,  49 wetlands, … Continue reading

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World Animal Day Celebrates “Big 4” in the Bog of Allen

PRESS RELEASE: 25th September 2014 World Animal Day celebrates “Big 4” in the Bog of Allen. These animals are the otter, fox, hare and badger. In Europe the otter is the most endangered of our “Big 4” due to loss of … Continue reading

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Loving the Nature and Culture of Lullymore

Press Release: 20th August 2014 The legendary Fionn Mac Cool and his band of Fianna had the Hill of Allen as their base for special training operations which they carried out in the Bog of Allen around them. This and … Continue reading

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