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15th Oct 2021
to 16th Oct 2021

Age Range
All ages

The Banner Project at Drummin Bog

This project phase seeks to create links into the wider community, including the older children and Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre, HSE BEAM Services in Bagenalstown (for adults with learning difficulties) and Carlow Museum, while also deepening resilient relationships between community, scientists and makers.

Friday 15th October:

Schools and community groups visit the installation in Drummond Hall (please make reservations in advance). The installation includes an historical Timeline, information from coring and carbon dating, and visual material gathered from Drummin Bog itself.

Saturday 16th October:

10.00 – 12.30pm “Spoon-carving”Woodwright Eoin Donnelly will give a workshop in this beautiful traditional skill using wood harvested from Drummin Bog. MAX 6 PARTICIPANTS.
12.30 - 1.15pm “Deep Peat and Deep Time” Wet Futures/UCC paleo-archaeologists Ben Gearey and Rosie Everett will give a talk on what they do, the extraordinary plant of sphagnum moss, Drummin Bog’s formation, how long it has been here - and the stories held in ancient peat.
1.30 – 2.00pm “Barn Owls on Drummin Bog” Mick Wright of Birdwatch Ireland will talk about preserving and supporting barn owl populations in the area.
3.00 - 4.00pm “The Wonderful Ecology of Drummin Bog” Dr. Fiona MacGowan will lead a walk on Drummin Bog itself.

Please contact Jules Michael on for reservations/further info.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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