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Study Visit to Carrowbehy/Caher Bog

May 26 @ 11:00 - 14:00


The third study visit of our series will take place at Carrowbehy/Caher Bog, Gorthaganny, Co. Roscommon.

Gain first-hand experience of a community-supported peatland project, meet like-minded people, and bring your learning back to your own community.

This is a great opportunity to make connections with community peatland projects and all the stakeholders involved in the project. Ask questions, have fun, and build your knowledge.

You will be brought on a tour of the bog and hear from all of those who have been involved with the project, from community volunteers to local authority representatives and state agency employees.

This event is free of charge. Please RSVP as places are limited. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Email [email protected] or call/text 0876421279 to register your place. 

About Carrowbehy/Caher Bog

Carrowbehy Bog is one of Europe’s most important raised bogs. Also knows as Clooncan Bog and Caher Bog, it is one of the most species rich bogs in the region.

It was once crossed by a Togher Road, and evidence of potato growing and other agricultural activity of the bog in the 1800s exists even today.

Generations depended on the bog as a source of fuel. Peat cutting no longer takes place on the site but old face banks occur around much of the site. The bog has been restored by The Living Bog Project, an EU LIFE funded project.

The Bog Walk and the Golden Mile along the old Carrowbehy bog road are a fine example of a community working together to make more of their historic local bog with the assistance of EU and state funding.


May 26
11:00 - 14:00


Gorthaganny Community Centre
Gorthaganny, Roscommon Ireland


Connecting Communities with Peatlands