This Autumn, Ballyhoura Development will be running a series of half-day workshops for groups of all ages at the Outdoor Classroom in Griston Bog Nature Reserve in Ballylanders, Co.Limerick. 

The workshops will be fun and interactive and aim to raise awareness and knowledge about local biodiversity, and about bogs and the important role they play in trying to address climate change.   

Over the course of each Discovery Session, participants will:

  • Explore Griston Bog;
  • Get hands-on with different types of peat;
  • Understand the ecology and biodiversity of bogs and peatlands;
  • Make a ‘bog in a bottle’ and visualise how peatlands are formed;
  • Learn how to identify species of birds, bugs and plants;
  • Hear the myths and legends of Griston Bog;
  • Reflect and share personal experiences of peatlands
  • Discover why peatlands are important;
  • Find out how they can help peatlands.

A number of workshops have already been planned with specific groups; however, if you have a group of 8 people who would be interested in doing one of the Discovery Day Workshops, please email [email protected] or [email protected].

The Discovery Day Workshop series is supported by Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board through the REACH fund.

All sessions are free of charge and are facilitated by Ballyhoura Development Staff.  Transport from a central point can be arranged free of charge, and refreshments or lunch and all training materials will be available to participants free of charge.

Booking for this event has now closed.