Help raise the profile of the smallest raised #bog in the South East of Ireland – VOTE FOR THE DRUMMIN BOG VIDEO in the NATIONAL RURAL NETWORK competition that is Celebrating the Impact of #LEADER on Rural Communities in Ireland.
Update: The Drummin Bog Project committee are pleased to confirm a 2-year programme of creative projects to raise awareness of this unique wetland habitat will continue later in 2020 and into 2021. At present, the programme is temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions. Sadly, fire has also recently damaged part of Drummin Bog but fortunately…
Drummin Bog, Carlow, would especially like to share this important new Irish guide ‘Communities Managing Local Wetlands and Peatlands in Ireland’ for the 2020 World Wetlands Day.
The voluntary Carlow Drummin Bog Project committee are delighted to announce after several years work, they have secured LEADER funding to enable preliminary scientific investigation of Drummin Bog in South Carlow. LEADER funding will support the first stage of restoring the last remnant of raised bog, an important natural heritage site in the the South East of Ireland.
Faced with the climate and biodiversity emergencies, the United Nations has declared 2021-2030 as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The goal is to ramp up efforts to reverse centuries of damage to forests, wetlands and other ecosystems. Getting it right will be key to putting the planet back on a sustainable course. UN Decade…
Local communities and volunteer organisations like the Community Wetlands Forum, with the support of other organisations, are voluntary stewards of our wetland resources. The model of community engagement adopted by the Forum promotes positive relationships, implementing local solutions and is a link between public authorities and individuals in the on-going sustainable management of natural heritage…
At the opening of the An Fraughan 3-schools art exhibition on Thursday 6 June 2019 – a lovely sunny day, 128 children, parents, siblings, just about managed to fit into the small local Drummin Hall. Drummin Bog, Carlow’s only raised bog (and the last remaining in the South East of Ireland) was truly celebrated from the creative efforts of children who live in the Drummin area of County Carlow, Ireland!
The Drummin Bog Project is delighted to announce an exhibition to celebrate the work of the children from the national schools of Drummond, Glynn and Newtown, Co. Carlow. The An Fraughan project, led by artist Jules Michael, supported by Cathy Fitzgerald, Annabel Konig and Emma McGrath, is a collaboration between the pupils of the schools, South Carlow artists and Drummin Bog, St. Mullins.
The Drummin Bog Project committee are delighted to announce news of The “An Fraughan”* (bilberry) project – a new collaboration between the children of the schools of St. Brendan’s, Drummond, Scoil Moling, Glynn and St. Michael’s, Newtown; with South Carlow artists Jules Michael, Annabel Konig and Cathy Fitzgerald.
Based on the Drummin Bog, the An Fraughan project is an eco-social-arts practice, because it connects a very special Carlow environment with its local community through inclusive, participatory arts activities.
The Drummin Bog is working towards a number of the Sustainable Development Goals
These are goals 3, 4, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17. See the details of each of these and other goals here. In the future, the Drummin Bog Project will use these logos to communicate our work to our local community in Drummin and the wider Carlow area. Of note, the Drummin Bog Project, while a modest endeavour, is tackling and trying to raise awareness some of the most critical UN Biosphere Goals.