Young photographers get ready for Culture Night event at Lough Boora Discovery Park

Offaly’s future generation of visual artists and photographers have been out in force preparing for Culture Night at Lough Boora Discovery Park. Children from three national schools took part in the ‘Eyes on Boora’ photography blitz at Bord na Móna’s parklands and wildlife haven. The budding photographers captured animals, plants, landscapes and some of the […]

Damselfly in Lough Boora Discovery Park

Enjoy two free Bord na Móna Heritage Week 2017 events this weekend

This weekend you can go pond dipping and see dragonflies, curlews, hares and all the other life that fills our bogs and waterways as Bord na Móna’s Ecology team lead two free Heritage Week events. On Saturday the Ecology team will be bringing people pond dipping, where you can dip the waterways for beetles, pond […]

‘The Beauty of the Bog’ Painting Exhibition in Lough Boora

‘You can take the wo/man out of the bog, but you can’t take the bog out of the wo/man!’ – Old Irish Proverb Marian Murphy’s art exhibition opens on August 4th at Lough Boora Discovery Park Visitor Centre. It is the ideal place for this collection of paintings as all of the paintings are inspired […]

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 the 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 […]

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 […]