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August 10, 2012

Celebrating Heritage Week at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre

heritage-week On Sunday the 26th August the Bog of Allen Nature centre will be celebrating National Heritage Week.  From 2-5pm the centre will be open for visitors to explore the peatland heritage of Ireland.  The museum takes in all aspects of peatlands from the use of peat as a domestic fuel for heating and cooking in the home to the variety of wildlife found on the wet and wild habitat of Ireland’s peatlands.  The wildlife gardens will be open to discover how you might enhance the wildlife in your own garden and how you can choose to garden without peat.
There will be a talk on IPCC’s Sphagnum moss restoration project on Lodge Bog. The Irish Peatland Conservation Council have successfully introduced the Canadian methods of peatland restoration to our own nature reserve. The talk will be followed by a visit to Lodge Bog where you can see the exciting results of three years of trials of this method of raised bog restoration. Children’s activities will include pond dipping and frog and newt searches in the garden.  This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. For further information contact 045-860133 or e-mail This event is supported by the Heritage Council under the Heritage, Community & Outreach Grants Scheme 2012.
The Bog of Allen Nature Centre is the headquarters of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council, a charity that aims to conserve a representative sample of Irish peatlands for future generations