Skip links and go to Page Content

County Kildare News


News Menu

News Archive


Advertise Here

September 19, 2011

Free Culture Weekend at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre

IPCC logo
The Irish Peatland Conserv ation Council in a ssociation with Willow Wonder will be celebrating the second annual Kildare Culture Night on Friday 23rd September at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre.   Avail of the free guided tours of the Peatland museum at 5pm  & 6pm. The Peatland museum takes  in all aspects of Irish peatlands from their  formation, archeological import nce, plants & animals and traditional cutting  techniques. Visitors will also get an opportunity to make harvest  knots  using rushes during  their  visit.   Beth Murphy the well known Co . Kildare willow weaver will provid e a willow basket weaving demonstration from 5 .30-6.30pm. At 7pm Beth will be holding a c reative willow workshop which is open to people of all ages.

On Sunday 25th of September the Bog of Allen Nature Centre will once again be opening its doors for free to celebrate its final open day of  Féile and Dúlra 2011 from 2-5pm.  There will be something for all the family.  At 2pm children's nature activities will include pond dipping and a froggy search in the wildlife gardens of the centre.  At 2.45pm IPCC Conservation Officer, Michael Kenny will present a detailed talk on IPCC Sphagnum moss cultivate trials on Lodge Bog South West.  At 3.30pm IPCC will lead a guided bog walk to Lodge Bog South West to visit the Sphagnum moss trial site.  Light refreshments will be available on the day and you are welcome to bring a picnic.  Those intending to go on the bog walk should bring strong footwear and outdoor clothing.  All welcome to attend.  For further information contact 045-860133.

Culture Night is supported by Kildare County Council and biodiversity funding from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government through their Notice Campaign distributed  by the Irish Environmental Network

IPCC's 2011 open days have been supported by Kildare County Council under their Festival Grant scheme 2011.