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April 26, 2011

IPCC Workshop: Exploring the Peatland Habitats of Ireland

There is More to Peatlands than Turf - Exploring the Peatland Habitats of Ireland

IPCC Peatlands have made news headlines throughout the past year with the cessation of turf cutting, however there is a lot more to peatlands than their use for turf.   

The peatlands of Ireland are a habitat, a home for plants and animals such as the Sundew, Butterwort, Bog Cotton, Curlew, Snipe and Red Grouse.

The Irish Peatland Cconservation Council are offering a half day workshop entitled the 'Peatland Habitats of Ireland'  on the 5th May from 9.30am-1pm at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. 

The workshop will include both a presentation on the formation of peatlands, flora and fauna, utilisation of peatlands and a guided walk across Lodge bog, the last remaining 35Ha of Lullymore bog, once the largest raised bog in the midlands of Ireland. 

The workshop will cost €30 per participant and places are limited. 

To book your space contact 045-860133 or e-mail