The Creative Drummin – Druimín Cruthaitheach Bog Files: is a podcast series of informal, engaging conversations with scientists, ecologists, creatives and South Carlow residents who have been studying, advising and participating in the environmental and cultural restoration of Drummin Bog – the last remaining raised bog in the SE of Ireland.
Significant surveys of Drummin Bog by various scientists have been initiated by the voluntary Drummin Bog Project Committee (drumminbog.com) and generously supported by Carlow Leader to begin the restoration of the bog.
This series of talks is part of the Creative Drummin – Druimín Cruthaitheach programme which has been generously supported by Creative Ireland Carlow via the Carlow County Council Arts Office.
The conversations are recorded and hosted by Dr Cathy Fitzgerald of Haumea Ecoversity (haumea.ie), who alongside community artist and painter Jules Michaels has contributed to the Creative Drummin – Druimín Cruthaitheach programme of ecosocial community art activities to raise engagement and awareness of this unique and important habitat in South Carlow since 2017.
Drummin Bog is proudly a member of the national Irish Community Wetland Forum and its restoration aligns with the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 and the international #GenerationRestoration campaign
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.