The Living Bog Project

The largest single raised bog restoration project ever undertaken in Ireland

12 of Ireland’s unique raised bog SAC’s in seven counties will be brought back to life between 2016 – 2021, with additional works being undertaken on a further two bogs.

Restoration work on these Natura 2000 sites will improve over 2,600 hectares of threatened raised bog habitat – the equivalent of over 7,000 Croke Parks and 18% of the national high bog area.

It is estimated there has been a 99% loss of the original area of actively growing raised bog in Ireland’s mnidlands. What little remains is in need of restoration and conservation.

Thanks to this five year project, which has been made possible by the EU LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Fund, together with assistance from the National Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage the Living Bog will again become a reality

Ardagullion Bog SAC

The Habitats of Cutover Raised Bog

Details on each project bog:

Ardagullion Bog Co. Longford

Carrowbehy / Caher Bog Co. Roscommon

Carrownagappul BogCo. Galway

Clara Bog Co. Offaly

Derrinea Bog Co. Roscommon

Ferbane Bog Co. Offaly

Garriskil Bog Co. Westmeath

Killyconny Bog Co. Cavan

Mongan Bog Co. Offaly

Moyclare Bog Co. Offaly

Raheenmore Bog Co. Offaly

Sharavogue Bog Co. Offaly

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