Welcome to the website of Abbeyleix Bog Project. Abbeyleix Bog is situated on the southern periphery of Abbeyleix town and encompasses an area of almost 500 acres of diverse habitats including degraded (but recovering) raised bog, lagg, cutaway, wet carr woodland and meadows. The Abbeyleix Bog Project (ABP) stemmed from a local action which was established in 2000 to conserve and protect the bog which was threatened with harvesting for peat moss. 

Following negotiations with Bord Na Móna, a lease was signed in 2010 which handed the bog over to the local community to manage for a period of 50 years with a primary focus on conservation. The ABP now wishes to develop the identified opportunities for sustainable development using a Community-Based Natural Resource Management approach in order to maximise its benefits to the local community in terms of education, employment, income and recreation.

Recent News

  • Heritage Week on Abbeyleix Bog: Picnic with stories -24th August
    Posted Aug 12, 2013, 2:45 PM by Mark Clancy
  • Abbeyleix Bog - Local Bioblitz Challenge - 8th June Abbeyleix Bog is one of 7 national sites to take part in this year's Local Bioblitz Challenge on Saturday, 8 June 2013. It is a fun event where each ...
    Posted May 24, 2013, 6:22 AM by Mark Clancy
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