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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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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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Community-led Conservation of Girley Bog

PRESS RELEASE: 13th May 2013 Community-led Conservation of Girley Bog Work on the The Irish Peatland Conservation Council’s (IPCC) newest nature reserve is well underway this spring. With bogs in the spotlight more and more Girley Bog in County Meath is … Continue reading

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