Welcome to the website of the Abbeyleix Bog Project. Abbeyleix Bog is situated on the southern periphery of Abbeyleix town in Co. Laois, Ireland and encompasses an area of almost 500 acres of diverse habitats including degraded (but recovering) raised bog, lagg, cutaway, wet carr woodland and meadows.
We welcome all to visit us, especially walkers, photography enthusiasts, nature and wildlife hobbyists and families who love the outdoors. Come and explore our paths and habitats. Walk on our new boardwalk and venture out into the bog, enjoy the lovely landscapes and hidden vistas within our bog.
Reeling in the Year 2001:
On 20 April 2001 Richard Downes's report, about a bog public meeting in Abbeyleix, was broadcasted on RTE Morning Ireland. The Morning Ireland audio is courtesy of RTE Archives and Libraries. Click here to listen.