Upcoming Events

Our friends at Meath Eco Tours are continually showcasing the delights of our demonstration site at Girley Bog - here's what they're up to during August. These events are suitable for people of all ages!

Heritage Week Girley Bog Talk and Exhibition

Kells Library, Thursday, 28th August [...]

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Heritage Week Girley Bog Walk

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What Have We Been Up to?

Guided walk in Girley Bog, Co. Meath

Wednesday 21st May 2014 Guided [...]

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Guided walk in Scohaboy Bog, Co. Tipperary

Monday 19th May 2014 Guided [...]

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Location of 17 LIFE09 project sites

Restored Raised Bogs Ireland

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NWPS Department of Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht

Coillte acknowledges the funding received from the EU LIFE-Nature programme and from NPWS (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) without which this project would not be possible.


Project Sites

Demonstration Sites:

Two of the 17 project sites have been selected as demonstration sites as they display a range of project actions and are located close to population centres.  At each of these sites, visitor information panels describe the overall LIFE project and features particular to that site.

Girley Bog

(Site No. 12) is located 7kms south-west of Kells, Co. Meath.
This site contains a significant area of high bog which includes typical bog vegetation and topography, including hummock/hollow systems and pools.

Girley Bog site 12 Kells Co Meath

Scohaboy Bog

(Site No. 15) is located 4 kms south-east of Borrisokane in Co. Tipperary.
This site supports a good diversity of raised bog microhabitats, including extensive hummock/hollow complexes.  This raised bog is one of the more southerly raised bogs in the country, adding significantly to its ecological value.

Scohaboy Bog Site 15 North Tipperary Ireland

Full list of Project Sites in the LIFE09 NAT/IE/000222

LIFE Project Site no. Protected area name Coillte Property Name Restoration area (ha)
1. Curraghlehanagh Bog
SAC 002350
New Forest 11.03
2. Monivea
SAC 002352
Monivea 9.13
3. Lough Ree
(a) Kilteevan
(b) Tonagh
4. Lough Forbes Complex
SAC 001818
Cloondara 16.12
5. MoneyBeg & Clareisland Bogs
SAC 002340
Goreport 15.68
6. Derrinlough Bog
NHA 001254
Cloonkeenleanode Cloonkeen Oughter / Ballinphuill 58.86
7. Keeloges Bog
NHA 000281
Ballyhard 4.23
8. Ballygar Bog
NHA 000229
Aghrane 28.76
9. Aughrim Bog
NHA 001227
Aghrane 44.55
10. Lough Kinale & Derragh Lough    NHA 000985 Tonymore 36.95
11. Mount Jessop bog
NHA 001450
Mount Jessop 71.86
12. Girley Bog
NHA 001580
Drewstown 32.20
13. Lough Derravaragh
NHA 000684
Derrya 25.63
14. Wooddown Bog
NHA 000694
Wooddown 50.65
15. Scohaboy Bog
NHA 000937
Sopwell 71.80
16. Arragh More Bog
NHA 000640
Derrybreen 100.68
14. Cangort Bog
NHA 000890
Kilfrancis 13.45
Total Restoration Area (ha) 636.31

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