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Kerry bog saved and fact finding expedition planned

PRESS RELEASE: 5th January 2016 Kerry Bog saved and fact finding expedition planned The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) is delighted to announce the acquisition of a new nature reserve in County Kerry. The 10 ha blanket bog site was … Continue reading

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

Press Release: 28th September 2015 World Animal Day Celebrates the “Big 4” at the Bog of Allen Join the Irish Peatland Conservation Council to as World Animal Day celebrates the “Big 4” at the Bog of Allen. The event takes … Continue reading

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Bread Baking in a Bastible on a Fire for Culture Night

Press Release 14th September 2015 Bread Baking in a Bastible on a Fire for Culture Night Culture Night will be celebrated across Co. Kildare on Friday 18th September. Between 5-8pm the Bog of Allen Nature Centre will be taking part … Continue reading

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Girley Bog Volunteer Day: Help IPCC bring a raised bog back to life

PRESS RELEASE: 22nd May 2015 Girley Bog Volunteer Day: Help IPCC bring a raised bog back to life The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) are asking for your help to bring part of Girley Bog, Co. Meath back to life. This Wednesday, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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January Wildlife Watch – Earthworms

In winter when we think of wildlife often hibernation comes to mind.  However decomposers are active throughout the winter months.  Many decomposers are invertebrates (species without a backbone), they turn organic material such as autumn leaves or the waste in … Continue reading

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