Leader funding to aid restoration of Carlow's unique Drummin bog announced

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.

Carlow Drummin Bog Project receives an invitation to attend the President of Ireland’s Picnic for voluntary organisations

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…

An Fraughan: Three Neighbouring Schools Exhibition Creates Buzz for Carlow’s Little Drummin Bog

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!

An Fraughan Art Exhibition for Drummin Bog: Drummond, Co. Carlow, Thurs 6 June 2019

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.

‘An Fraughan’: Drummin Bog School Project begins

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.

Communicating sustainability through the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Drummin Bog Project

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.

Drummin Bog committee visits Girley Bog in County Meath

Following an invitation from our hosting a recent Community Wetlands Forum meeting, the committee of Drummin bog were  invited by the Girley Bog Mmeithal to learn about their community bog. It was a fact-finding day but social too as we started off with a picnic in the bog. It was a warm mild day with…

Drummin Bog hosts Irish Community Wetlands Forum Meeting 26 Sept 2018

The South Carlow Drummin Bog Project is getting substantial support from the Irish Community Wetlands Forum (CWF) – a umbrella organisation that includes 20 member organisations. The Community Wetlands Forum offers a ‘network for community wetland groups to share knowledge, ideas, research and best practice.’ The Drummin Bog committee was therefore delighted to host the…

Carlow Drummin Bog Project

The Carlow Drummin Bog Project committee are delighted to announce that the Drummin Bog Project is the County Carlow ‘Heritage’ Winner for the new National Lottery Good Causes Award 2018. The Carlow Drummin Bog Project is one of six category winners named from each county in the Republic of Ireland. Our project will now go…