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February 02, 2010

The Living Turf - Ireland's Wild Boglands

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council’s Save the Bogs Campaign - which has championed the cause of bogland conservation in Ireland for the last 25 years will once again be offering an evening education course on bogs to adults in 2010. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the amazing wildlife of the bog and the preserving powers of turf, why not enroll on the Irish Peatland Conservation Council’s evening course this spring based in the UCD Adult Education Centre, Dublin.

The course entitled ‘Wet Wonderful and Wild Bogs and Fens’ begins on Tuesday 23rd February and runs for 6 weeks.

Each two hour session includes hands on classes and slide shows on the life in the bog and on the ways the Dutch and Irish people have worked to save the bogs.

The course will also include a field trip on Saturday 27th March to three peatland sites in the Bog of Allen. Learn how to make a St Bridget’s cross from rushes, how to identify insects in bog pools and how to walk across the living turf. You’ll be surprised at the treasures you’ll find.

Bookings through the Adult Education Centre, UCD on tel 01-7167123.