VOTE for Drummin Bog: A LEADER funded project

Jules Michael and Martin Lyttle (Chair) of the Drummin Bog Committee speaking about Drummin Bog and the wonderful support from LEADER

TO VOTE: [CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE OR LINK HERE].

The Drummin Bog committee is delighted to share that over several years it developed a comprehensive and successful application for generous LEADER funding. This funding allowed a full range of scientific investigations of Drummin bog in early 2020, just before the lockdown.

LEADER funding helped us employ a range of professionals to help us understand the structure and the processes of the bog and to obtain baseline data. These included Topography, Geology, Hydrogeology, Ecology and Forestry and has involved a aerial drone survey, geophysical surveys, taking core samples, installation of water monitoring wells and of a weather station.

The Drummin Bog Committee will be excited to share these reports in a series of posts and podcasts on this site in the coming months.

In the meantime, members of the committee were excited to be invited by LEADER to create a small video for THE NATIONAL RURAL NETWORK– Celebrating the Impact of LEADER on Rural Communities. Our video is helping tell the story of how the 2014 – 2020 LEADER programme impacted rural enterprises, organisations, communities and local environments across Ireland.

YOU CAN HELP RAISE THE PROFILE OF THE SMALLEST RAISED BOG IN THE SOUTH EAST OF IRELAND – BY VOTING FOR THE DRUMMIN BOG VIDEO

TO VOTE: [CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE OR LINK HERE].

Voting will remain open until 6pm on Monday the 23rd of November.

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NOTES ON THE DRUMMIN BOG PROJECT

  • Drummin Bog or Red bog is an amazing gem of a place situated in south Co. Carlow between Drummond and St. Mullins by the River Barrow
  • It is the only raised Bog in Carlow and the SE of Ireland. Although it is tiny, it is one of a kind,  a secret special place surrounded by woodland.
  • Active healthy Bogs are immensely important to us for storing Carbon, prevention of flooding, for water quality, and for biodiversity.  
  • Drummin bog is badly degraded from peat cutting, extensive drainage, and planting of conifer trees in the past.
  • The DBP is a voluntary community group. Its aim is to restore and rehabilitate the Bog, create a wildlife sanctuary, a place for community engagement, public access, amenity value and education. 
  • LEADER funding has helped us to carry out scientific investigations of the bog to help us understand the structure and the processes of the bog and to obtain baseline data.
  • In the future we hope to encourage further community involvement and public access by building a board-walk on the bog and creating a woodland walk in the woods. 
  • As an education asset, we have already been working with the local national schools of Drummond, Newtown and Glynn on arts projects, generously supported by Creative Ireland.
  • We hope the bog could be connected to St.Mullins and the Barrow towpath one day

    Thank you LEADER and Carlow Development partnership for your generous guidance and support

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