Local and Community


This page belongs to the communities surrounding Mongan Bog SAC and the historic Clonmacnoise area. Whether you are a local heritage group, community group, drama group, men’s shed, sporting organisation, school, tourism and development association, a charity group or even just an individual with something interesting to put out, this section of the LIFE project site site is for you.

Stories and history from the area is currently being compiled by our Public Awareness Manager, Ronan Casey. If you have any interesting stories, photos, information or anything concerning the bog or the surrounding areas contact us!

If you have a community web presence, or newsletter or information sheet you’d like to see reach a wider audience, don’t hesitate to let Ronan know and it will go up on this site.

We will also link to interesting people and events in the areas surrounding this important raised bog. We want to celebrate the past, present and future of this area.

The culture and traditions associated with bogs in Offaly and further up the River Shannon in Westmeath deserve to reach a wider audience and our Public Awareness Manager is keen for this aspect of our bogs to be celebrated just as much as the conservation and restoration of raised bogs.

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