PLEASE NOTE: Access to Drummin Bog is limited due to the sensitive nature of the habitat and its status as a wildlife reserve. Great precaution must be taken in visiting the bog due to its unmarked deep drains, and other hazards. It is therefore recommended people do not walk on the bog alone. Children must always be supervised and no dogs please as efforts are in place to encourage birds to return. Thank you for understanding. In time, a woodland walkway is envisaged. The Drummin Bog Project is in its very early stages.
The Drummin Bog Project is a voluntary community project to restore the only raised bog in Co. Carlow.
The raised bog “Drummin” or “Red” bog has been drained and parts were cut away in the past and it is extensively degraded and dried out resulting in an ingress of mixed scrub and woodland.
The restoration project will initially undertake baseline surveys which will include: Topographical, Hydrogeological, Geological and Ecological.
The information from these survey will inform the restoration works (ie raising the water table, removing trees etc) and will be used and presented to the Public on display boards on site and also digitally (website/App).
The final phase of the project will be to develop access on to the bog for both amenity and education uses.
Drummin Bog Project Company Limited By Guarantee was set up on Thursday the 9th of June 2016. Their current address is Johnstown House, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow. The company’s current directors are: Ally Couchman, John Tully, Brigid O’Regan and Alan Price.
[Photo: Jules Michael: Bog rosemary – Andromeda polifolia]
Fuair an tionscnamh seo fóir-dheontas ó Coiste um Fhorbairt Pobail Aituil Cheatharlach, Clár Forbartha Tuaithe atá maoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann faoi Chlár Forbartha Tuaithe Éireann 2014-2020 agus ag Ciste Talamhaíochta na hEorpa d’Fhorbairt Tuaithe: infheistiú na hEorpa i Limistéir Tuaithe.
This project received grant aid from Carlow Local Community Development Committee under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2014-2020 which is financed by the Irish Government and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas.