Peatlands and their Natural and Cultural Heritage
County Kildare is known as the gateway to the great Bog of Allen. On Culture Night participants can expect guided peatland tours at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm in the Peatland exhibition at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Each tour will explore all aspects of the cultural heritage of peatlands from the traditional methods of harvesting, how peat was used and the beginnings of the peat industry. The tours will also focus on peatlands today and our knowledge of the diversity of their natural heritage services from their unique biodiversity, their role in climate mitigation and their importance in water regulation. Participants will be encouraged to share their peatland experiences and can relax with a cup of tea.