Welcome to The Living Bog

Living Bog 2022

Welcome to the ‘The Living Bog’ – the largest single raised bog restoration project ever undertaken in Ireland.

12 of Ireland’s unique raised bog SAC’s in seven counties will be brought back to life between 2016 – 2021, with additional works being undertaken on a further two bogs. Restoration work on these Natura 2000 sites will improve over 2,600 hectares of threatened raised bog habitat – the equivalent of over 7,000 Croke Parks and 18% of the national high bog area.

It is estimated there has been a 99% loss of the original area of actively growing raised bog in Ireland’s mnidlands. What little remains is in need of restoration and conservation. Thanks to this five year project, which has been made possible by the EU LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Fund, together with assistance from the National Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage the Living Bog will again become a reality…


Ardagullion Bog

Co. Longford

Carrowbehy / Caher Bog

Co. Roscommon

Carrownagappul Bog

Co. Galway

Clara Bog

Co. Offaly

Derrinea Bog

Co. Roscommon

Ferbane Bog

Co. Offaly

Garriskil Bog

Co. Westmeath

Killyconny Bog

Co. Cavan

Mongan Bog

Co. Offaly

Moyclare Bog

Co. Offaly

Raheenmore Bog

Co. Offaly

Sharavogue Bog

Co. Offaly
EU LIFE Natura 2000 Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Raised Bog Life