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The Bog of Allen Nature Centre

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Nice day out

Good day out quite educational, not a full day like just a hour or two of things to do and see... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Natasha H
Kildare, Ireland
via mobile
Great surprise at how good this place is.

Great surprise at how good this place is. It's old and run down but the kids loved the hands on... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Y1646DOpault
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

As a kid I’d haul wheelbarrows of turf from my grandda’s shed, up the drive and into the house, where the range burned with the unmistakable smell of smokey turf. Uneven bricks of brown earth interlaced with ancient wood, turf has been the fuel to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank karlconnolly
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Great way to spend an hour, very interesting, i grew up close to the bog but never really passed much heed to it, you will be shown around the little museum and anything you need to know will be explained by very informed staff. Will...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kevmal
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This quaint little educational center is easy to miss if you're not looking for it! I went here as part of my study abroad program to learn about Irish bogs and the history, cultural significance, restoration, and how to preserve these beautiful bogs. We were...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tiana S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you are looking for something not so mainstream to do in Ireland, then this is something you should consider. The staff do a good job teaching about the importance of bogs in Irish culture.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Zach N
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest in Ireland's history, economy, energy, geology, nature or ecology, this is a must-see. A great little museum describes the development and importance of the peat bog. Tris was really friendly and enthusiastic, offering us tea on the patio, showing us...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Gizi_L
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The nature center is a great way to learn the significance of the bogs in Irish history and what is being done to preserve them. There are also interesting hardens and an excellent display of the local history. And they will serve you tea and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Edbikeandski
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I had little time so this was an interesting nature center to look into. Fascinating information about the bog, peat, peat fires and a beautiful greenhouse. It's down a ways in the list of things to do but I'd highly recommend it!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a hidden gem, great for young kids with an indoor and outdoor play area, train rides and lots of walking

Date of experience: April 2016
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13 February 2018|
Response from Brianna R |
A 5 euro donation per adult is requested. It is well worth the cost.
12 November 2016|
Response from Irish Peatland C | Property representative |
The Bog of Allen Nature Centre is closed from 24th December until January 3rd. Thanks.