Heritage Day in Lough Boora 2013

Heritage day was celebrated in Lough Boora on 17 August 2013. Over 100 adults and children ignored grey skies and summer showers to enjoy nature walks and cycles, as well as treasure hunts through the A-maze-in Willow World and the Sculpture Park. Learn more about the Sculpture Park at Lough Boora.  

Beat on the Peat a success

Beat on the Peat took place at Lough Boora on Monday 5 August 2013 and attracted over 2,500 people from far and wide. Visitors to the parklands were treated to live music, a barbecue, live entertainment for kids and fun for the whole family. The family event also featured the Jog in the Bog, supported […]

Birds in Central Ireland – Fifth Mid-Shannon Bird Report

Stephen Heery published a bird report titled ‘Birds in Central Ireland – Fifth Mid-Shannon Bird Report’. In the ‘First Mid-Shannon Bird Report’ (1992-1995), Brendan Kavanagh encouraged bird-watchers in the Shannon area to visit Bord na Móna’s cutaway boglands. In this, the updated ‘Fifth Mid-Shannon Report’, Stephen Heery outlines the results of long-term bird surveys since […]

Lough Boora Parklands Family Day Event 2012

Bord na Móna hosted a special Family Fun Day in aid of Barretstown in Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly on Sunday 19 August 2012, in conjunction with National Heritage Week. The event itself was free and boasted a wide variety of activities for all ages, with parking fees donated to Barretstown. It was the perfect […]

Bioblitz 2012

BioBlitz 2012 – Devils Bit Scabious.jpg We’re delighted to have took part and placed second in Ireland’s BioBlitz 2012 event, with 940 species recorded. We recorded the most plants (334), birds (90) and mammals (23) on the day. Congratulations to the winners, Glengarriff National Nature Reserve, Co. Cork, who recorded 1,020 species in 24 short […]