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Save the Bogs Gift Catalogue 2006/2007

Available Now from IPCC

The Save the Bogs Catalogue 2006/07 from the Irish Peatland Conservation Council is the place to shop. Packed full of ideas that will enthral nature lovers everywhere, the catalogue has something for everyone. Everything from household and gardening gifts, books, CDs, videos, cards and stationery.

The proceeds from all sales, through the catalogue and shop, are channelled back into IPCC¹s Save the Bogs Campaign and help to underwrite important bog conservation projects which would not get off the ground without the support of members of the public. For example, in the last year we have conserved two bogs in Kildare and we have opened amenity gardens at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre with funds raised through the catalogue.

The Wild Ireland Calendar is in its seventh edition and contains images, poetry and prose that celebrates Ireland¹s unique wildlife and landscape. This year¹s Christmas card selection includes old favourites like the Winter Robin along with new ones on wildlife and festive themes.

IPCC emphasise Irish crafts in its selection of products. St Bridget¹s
Crosses, brooches and baskets made from rushes, baskets made from willow and decorative ornaments carved out of compressed turf are just some of the features.

We also offer a range of IPCC merchandise promoting our Save the Bogs message. Shopper bags made from unbleached cotton and gummed labels for re-using envelopes are just a few ideas. We also stock the complete range of IPCC¹s publication and resources in the area of peatland conservation and environmental education.

Gardeners wishing to kick the peat habit will want to get their hands on the various peat-free growing media IPCC offers. Based on coconut fibre and neem (a plant-derived natural fertiliser) these products also promote recycling as well as safeguarding the peat that is in our bogs. We also have plenty of resources to get you started on home composting or teach you the fundamentals of wildlife gardening.

Children will be delighted with a present from our collection of singing garden bird toys which has recently been expanded to include nine birds, each with their own authentic bird song when squeezed. Or there are the hand cut wooden jigsaws featuring the map of Ireland, animal alphabet or a number tractor.

Finally if you just don¹t know what to get someone as a gift IPCC has the answer. A symbolic share certificate in a piece of Irish bog can be purchased for as little as _45 (one-sixteenth of an acre) or _720 for a full acre. Funds raised through the sale of these certificates have already enabled IPCC to purchase six bogs to date.

All products featured in the Save the Bogs Catalogue are also on sale in the Nature Shop at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre which is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. There will be a special Saturday opening on 25th November to facilitate Christmas shopping from 12 noon to 4pm.

Please show you care about our bogs by buying from our catalogue or visiting the Nature Shop at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. A copy of the catalogue can be posted out to you immediately. Just ring Oscar on 045 860133. You can also view the catalogue and order online. Check it out at

Irish Peatland Conservation Council
Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Tel 045-860133 Fax: 045-860481

Action for Bogs & Wildlife