The rare Marsh Fritillary Butterfly was recorded for the first time on an irish bog for 20 years

Rare European Butterfly Discovered in West Offaly Bog

Bord na Móna appeals to public to help find more examples One of the rarest butterflies in Europe has returned to the bogs of West Offaly after an absence of over twenty years. The Marsh Fritillary Butterfly was last seen on Turraun Bog in 1995 but has been recorded back on the bog within the […]

Lough Boora Listed in Europe's Top Ten Sculpture Parks

Lough Boora Listed in Europe’s Top Ten Sculpture Parks

Lough Boora Discovery Park is an ever-changing canvas where sculptures emerge from the landscape against a backdrop of wildflowers, grasslands, lakes and wetlands. This week, these innovative works were recognised by Arenike Adebajo as he compiled a list of the top ten sculpture parks in Europe for the Guardian newspaper. The Co. Offaly Sculpture Park […]

Be Part of OurLand – The family festival powered by positive energy

Bord na Móna is delighted to launch ‘OurLand’ – a brand new family festival with singer songwriter Mundy and Phil Smyth – Star of RTE’s Insiders, who join a line-up of fantastic acts delivering a day of family fun set against the backdrop of the stunning Lough Boora Discovery Park on August 20th. ‘OurLand’ will […]

A New Way to Explore Lough Boora Sculptures

On Friday May 27th at 1.30pm the new Lough Boora Arts and Education Programne will be launched at the Lough Boora Discovery Park Visitors Centre by Gerry Ryan, Director of Land and Property in Bord na Móna. The programme is an 8 page brochure which offers an insight into four of the more iconic sculptures […]

‘Lough Boora’ – A photographic exhibition by Birr Photography Group

The ‘Lough Boora’ exhibition, by Birr Photography Group, is being featured in the Lough Boora Discovery Park Visitor Centre for the month of August 2015. The exhibition will feature photos by 7 members of the group. Lough Boora Discovery Park presents an ever changing canvas where sculptures emerge from the landscape against a backdrop of […]