Podcast / Radio

The Creative Drummin – Druimín Cruthaitheach Bog Podcast Files: are a 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 over several years by various scientists, ecologists, and wildlife specialists have been initiated by the voluntary Drummin Bog Project Committee.

These conversations are a means to share the data in an inclusive way for all. They are recorded and hosted by Drummin Bog Committee members: Dr Cathy Fitzgerald (of Haumea Ecoversity.ie) Cathy has a background both in research science and contemporary ecological art practice and is an advisor for the Creative Drummin Programme). In some of these interviews, you will also hear from Martin Lyttle, a former geotechnical engineer and now a sculptor who has in-depth peat and geological knowledge.

Drummin Bog is proudly a member of Ireland’s national Community Wetland Forum and its restoration aligns with the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 and the international #GenerationRestoration campaign

The Carlow Drummin Bog Podcast Files interviews have been generously supported by Creative Ireland Carlow via the County Carlow Arts Office.

We are also grateful to Sun Nunn, and KCLR for radio broadcasts about the Drummin Bog Project.

Our thanks to:

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.

Would you like to get involved with the Drummin Bog Project?
Join the voluntary committee? People with diverse skills and knowledge are welcome. To find out more, please contact Alan Price, Chair of Drummin Bog Project at alandesprice@gmail.com