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The Living Bog:
Natura 2000 Finalists

Carrownagappul Bog 2020

The Living Bog, which commenced in 2016 and finishes this December 2020, is among 27 finalists for the European Commission’s Natura 2000 Awards.  The awards recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites. The Living Bog is nominated in the ‘Community’ category, with the bog project’s work in the local community and its involvement of community groups and individuals – including turf cutters – in project actions recognised by the European Union’s environmental bodies. Galway’s Living Bog is one of the 12 SAC bogs under the Living Bog project. 

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Galway's Living Bog hosted students from sixth class with their teacher Miss Miland from Scoil Naomh Padraig, Moylough. A thumbs up from all to Marie for an informative & enjoyable walk in the October sunshine 🌞
Early October 2022 we were delighted to welcome the National Parks and Wildlife Service officers with their guests from Europe here at Galway's Living Bog interpretive centre. We had a lovely morning and look forward to many more visits!
We are delighted to have Aoife from Our Irish Heritage giving a talk here at Galway Telework on the 15th of September. Aoife will be demonstrating how to use an interactive map to highlight our bogs natural heritage as well as cultural heritage. For all interested in attending, you can contact Aoife via email at to book your place!
We recently welcomed Group of French Students from Blanch De Castille to Galway's Living Bog. Teachers & Students enjoyed hearing all about this important project & even met & took a spin with Tommy & Belgium the donkey!!