A day long course on restoring living bogs is being held at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre on 26 June. It is the first of four such courses being held around the country this summer to demonstrate a new technique with the potential to restore living bogs in Ireland. The course is aimed at peatland managers,
The technique, known as the Sphagnum Moss Transfer Method, is used to restore bogs in Canada. Since 2009, it has been trialled in Kildare by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council, which is based at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Lullymore.
“Participants will be shown how to give the bogs a helping hand in their recovery from damage,” explained Dr Catherine O’Connell, the course tutor.
Three more courses will be held in Meath, Roscommon and Offaly in the coming months.