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6th Class Trip to the Bog of Allen

on October 20, 2023

On Thursday the 19th of October 2023 the 6th   classes went to the Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Lullymore.


As part of the trip we learned about:

  • Peatland formation and its uses
  • Peatlands as a habitat for flora and fauna


We experienced pond dipping which was a lot of fun. We discovered lots of invertebrates such as water beetles, pond snails, newts, greater water boatmen, water crickets and dragonfly nymphs.

We learned about the archaeology of peatlands and made our very own bog in a bottle to demonstrate the formation of bogs in Ireland.

We went for a walk to the bog which we learned was a raised bog. We learned about all the different types of species of plants and moss.


It was a great day and we had lots of fun.


By Alex Crumlish Caron and Evan Mooney, 6th Class.



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