The Bog of Allen Nature Centre

The Bog of Allen Nature Centre

The Bog of Allen Nature Centre
4.5
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
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sydneyflitter
Pendle Hill, Australia179 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We stopped randomly at this centre and were treated to a great collection of information, artefacts, and displays in the bogs of Ireland and the work that the IPCC is now doing to try to preserve these. The folks at the centre seem passionate about their work and had a wealth of information about the peat bogs.

There are displays of how the bogs form, plants (including the largest display of carnivorous plants I’ve seen anywhere!) of the bog, and how people lived around them and used them.
Written 19 May 2023
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Christy_Luv2
Gorey, Ireland1,917 contributions
Jul 2022
This was a great discussion point and also to experience how the turf was cut for many years.. Well worth a visit, along with the Heritage Centre itself. Have lunch-great value, fresh and the ladies who served us were friendly and professional. Thank You All.
Written 20 July 2022
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Terry
Stockholm, Sweden6 contributions
Jul 2020
Spent a lovely few hours in the company of guide Paula who knew her subject very well and we learned a lot about carbon and how bog harvesting has a major impact Terry
Written 27 July 2020
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Sean B
Belfast, UK100 contributions
Jul 2019
Normally when you visit the HQ of an organisation you would expect it to be well maintained and some pride in its appearance. Not so with the IPCC Ireland HQ, it looked like a place that should have a for sale sign outside it's door. On arrival the door was locked and it said to go to an office and ring the bell, lots of fancy cars outside but no humans visible. Didn't wait around for any ghost to appear, very disappointing.
Written 12 August 2019
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IPCC are very sorry that you were so disappointed with your arrival at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Had you rung the bell we would have been down to meet and greet you and give you a cup of tea after your journey. It is quite true, our building which occupies 6000 square metres (the equivalent of four regular houses) needs a coat of paint. We are a non-governmental organisation and a registered charity. Funds are raised through memberships, school tours, grant schemes and through visitor donations. At the moment please bear with us as we are channelling all of our resources into saving bogs, protecting their rare species and advocating for rewetting of sites to protect our climate from the effects of carbon leakage. We have a work force of 4 staff and only for the help of volunteers we would have nowhere for people to visit. We have a free open day coming up on Sunday 25th August from 2-4.40pm if you would like to call again and pay a visit this time.
Written 14 August 2019
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kanford46
Kensington, MD78 contributions
Aug 2019
The museum part is rather more extensive than I had expected. The story of bog formation through the ages and how it was (and still is) harvested and used. Display of a typical farmhouse of circa 80 years ago. Outside many interesting plants and we were served tea in the greenhouse. Huge collection of carnivorous plants (mainly pitcher plants) were very interesting and colorful. Got a sample of concord grapes from the back room! gift shop had interesting stuff.
Written 6 August 2019
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Kaylalubbers
St. Cloud MN4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We were met by the most amazing man who had a ton of information! We loved each second there. We were given tee in the green house! We learned so much and saw so many really cool plants. We were also directed to a cool bog walk down the road! We toured the Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park after but thought that Bog of Allen Nature project was far more informative and fun! I can’t say enough about how much we loved this place! They are clearly focused on conservation and very passionate about what they do here!
Written 10 July 2019
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Mark M
Ada, MI479 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Good place to learn about the protection of bogs. If you are fortunate enough to have Catherine as your guide, and we were, then you are in for a great treat and learning experience. Memorable in any case, but particularly memorable because of her.
Written 30 May 2019
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Bernie H
19 contributions
Jan 2018
some years ago i visited this place and it was a hive of activity. I do not think the upkeep is great now and I was disappointed with my last visit
Written 11 December 2018
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Natasha H
Kildare, Ireland173 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Good day out quite educational, not a full day like just a hour or two of things to do and see. Good trip for townies that wouldn't be used to a bog etc
Written 22 July 2018
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Paul t
Navan, Ireland54 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Great surprise at how good this place is. It's old and run down but the kids loved the hands on activities and all the nature on show. Lots of fun learning. The newt farm was great.
Written 30 June 2018
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