Events, Things To Do Kildare – Wildlife Watching, Bog Walks, Family Fun, Courses & Open Days

In 2021 Féile an DúlScreen Shot 2021-04-07 at 20.38.20ra the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) events focusing on peatlands at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre are going virtual with the support of the Irish Environmental Network Fundraising Support Grant.   Féile and Dúlra 2021 highlights that you can look forward

Screen Shot 2019-07-11 at 16.13.19International Bog Day: 25th July 2021.
Join IPCC to celebrate Bogs in Ireland. Details to be announced.  Keep updated for more information.



Screen Shot 2019-01-09 at 16.34.06National Heritage Week: August 2021  14th – 22nd August.  Join the Irish Peatland Conservation Council at one of our free family events…..

bumblebee eventDiscovering the bumblebees and butterflies of Lullymore West: 14th August 2021. To celebrate ‘The Bumblebee Monitoring Project on Lullymore West’, the Irish Peatland Conservation Council will be hosting an event on the 14th of August 2021 from 11 am to 1pm. This is a family free event where members of the public and local communities will meet at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre and take a walk with IPCC to the reserve. Here, participants will learn how to complete a butterfly and bumblebee survey, learn new identification skills understand the importance of recording these important pollinators either in a garden or community setting. We ask that all participants where strong footwear and dress for the weather. This event is supported by Kildare County Council through the Heritage Grant Scheme 2021.

Lodge carbon eventPeatland, Climate and Carbon: 14th August 2021. Join the Irish Peatland Conservation Council for a free family walk and talk event exploring the links between peatlands, climate and carbon. Meet at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Co. Kildare on the 14th of August 2021 from 2pm. Participants will walk to Lodge Bog South-west, IPCC’s raised bog nature reserve where participants can take part in a peat probing activity and bogland wildlife discovery. This event is supported by the Heritage Sector Support Fund 2021 and the TIDES Foundation.

Girley sphag trials eventSphagnum trials – A peatlands restoration method: 15th August 2021. Join the Irish Peatland Conservation Council on the 15th of August from 2-4pm for our walk and talk event to celebrate Heritage Week 2021.  Meet at Causey Farm at 2pm and take a walk with IPCC to Girley Bog, a raised bog nature reserve to discover the restoration works undertaken and the Sphagnum moss transfer methodology used to create four Sphagnum trials on the cut area of the bog. This is a free family friendly event and open to all members of the public and peatland custodians interested in skill-sharing for peatland restoration and conservation. This event is supported by Meath County Council through the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2021.

Coad online eventAll About Coad Bog: 20th August 2021. Celebrate Heritage Week 2021 by joining the Irish Peatland Conservation for our free online event ‘All about Coad Bog’ on the 20th of August at 1pm. Discover the restoration, management works undertaken and the wildlife that call it home. You must register for this event by contacting us at bogs@ where you will receive a link to the event. Kindly supported by Kerry County Council.

For more information on Heritage Week events, contact us at bogs@.

Marsh Fritillary Larval Web count ImageThe Marsh Fritillary Survey: 31st August 2021.
With support from the Heritage Sector Support Grant 2021 take part in the Marsh Fritillary habitat assessment and autumn larval web count on Lullymore West. Learn all about this protected butterfly whilst gaining practical field skills in species monitoring. Details to be announced. Date subject to change.


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Contact Us

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council can be contacted at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, R51 V293, Ireland. Tel: +353-45-860133; Email: bogs@




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