Committee

The Drummin Bog Project is directed by local South Carlow volunteers who have come together to share valuable life experience and disciplinary expertise to highlight and celebrate one of Carlow’s unique natural heritage areas:

Elected Officers:

Matt English Hayden – Chair
Alan Price – Secretary
Ally Couchman – Treasurer
John Tully – Director
Brigid O’Regan – Director

Committee for the Drummin Bog Project 2017

Alan Price – Healthcare Manager with the HSE, Environmentalist, previous member of Carlow County Council, a member of Carlow County Council Planning SPC, vice-chair of An Taisce, board member of CCDP, board member of Ring a Link, rural transport company.

Alexis Bernstorff – land owner, artist, art organiser

Ally Couchman  – Accounting Technician for local horse training yard.

Dr. Brigid O’Regan  – retired college lecturer. Over thirty years lecturing in Chemistry and Environmental Science and experience working with the EPA and Local Authorities.

Cathy Fitzgerald –  eco-social artist and researcher,  PRO committee member of Pro Silva Ireland (promoting Close-to-Nature continuous cover forestry)

John Tully – Barrister, Lecturer in Law, Carlow Institute of Technology (CIT)

Jules Michael – artist, member of 9 Stone Artists, current chair of Blackstairs Film Society, member of Carlow County LCDC.

Lisa Dowling  – Consulting Ecologist with over 12 years experience in habitat surveys, botanical surveys, ecological impact assessment and appropriate assessment. Vice-county recorder for Carlow for Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland and full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

Lorcán Scott– District Conservation Officer (Peatlands), National Parks and Wildlife experience on a range of Habitats & associated species since 1992. Currently assigned to work on Peatlands in Eastern & Southern Raised & Blanket Bogs Service (NPWS)

Martin Lyttle – stone sculptor, member of 9 Stones Artists, former Engineering Geologist with 25 years’ experience of ground investigation design, peat stability.

Matt English Hayden, Agricultural Consultant working with farmers in the South East

Sophia Couchman  – Environmental Science student.

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