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.
In 2018, we are currently applying for LEADER to fund the project.
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]