Date: 04/02/2023
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Clara Bog, Offaly

We’d love to see you visit Clara Bog with us on Saturday 4th February. The walk and talk will be led by two peatland hydrology/ecology experts – Jim Ryan (ex NPWS) and Paul Johnston (Trinity College).

Meet at the car park at the beginning of the boardwalk in the centre of Clara Bog (53.323224, -7.62642).

The walk will take 2-3 hours depending on the weather and you should dress appropriately for conditions! Most of the walk will be on the boardwalk but if feasible we may venture off it and if we do you should wear suitable waterproof footwear!

Clara Bog is a relatively intact raised bog and a premier international wetland site under the Ramsar convention. It has been the subject of extensive research on the role of bogs in carbon storage to help mitigate climate change and the visit will attempt to explain the hydrology, ecology and the outcomes of the research on its carbon balance. While there remains areas of good high bog, peat-cutting has impacted on its long-term conservation.

If you cannot find us on the day, contact 087 9972156