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The Bog of Allen Nature Centre

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Address: Lullymore, | Rathangan, Kildare Co. Kildare, Ireland
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+353 45 860 133

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A lovely thing to do

I had little time so this was an interesting nature center to look into. Fascinating information about the bog, peat, peat fires and a beautiful greenhouse. It's down a ways in... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I had little time so this was an interesting nature center to look into. Fascinating information about the bog, peat, peat fires and a beautiful greenhouse. It's down a ways in the list of things to do but I'd highly recommend it!

Thank DoloresJacoby
Tipperary, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a hidden gem, great for young kids with an indoor and outdoor play area, train rides and lots of walking

Thank AOD0506
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We had to ring the bell and wait for a couple minutes, as everyone was upstairs. The staff were friendly, and happy to tell us about bogs and their preservation. We were even served free tea in the greenhouse, which we had all to ourselves. We just went as tourists, so we didn't get upstairs. We saw the downstairs exhibit,... More 

Thank Ace6of6Clubs
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here as part of heritage week. Very nice and educational on all things bog. Nice museum also telling the story of bog through the ages. Also brought people on a bogwalk. Worth another visit as it's been a while since I was there.

Thank Orla A
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My four children have attended the easter and summer camps here and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Dipping for frog spawn and water creatures ... catching newts and frogs ... identifying plant life ... exploring the bog ... this is a very different, educational and fun camp for kids to enjoy. Nuala is great with them and passionate about her work.

Thank whyte100
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Interesting stop, really brought to life by knowledgeable and enthusiastic team. We knew very little about the bogs of Ireland and learned a lot.

1 Thank 408Sue
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is the sort of place nature lovers like to see. Bits of history, bits of greenery. They have a little peat-free garden, a big collection of carnivorous plants, and a museum-like exhibit set up inside to show you how peat is used and how they are working to conserve this resource. It's a nice little stop on the road,... More 

2 Thank Becky B
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

This attraction has so much to offer. There is a resident botanist who can answer any questions relating to the flora of the area. Bogs are almost unique to Ireland and they have a sensual beauty to them. This centre has a fab garden and polytunnel and there is so much to learn. There are displays which educate on how... More 

2 Thank dublinladybird
Tullamore, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

I didnt even know this place existed until i was informed by a neighbour, We headed down to Lullmore and were very surprised to find a hidden jem in the heart of Kildare. This place would suit all ages and the staff are very nice and informative. Had a small bite to eat in the cafe which was clean and... More 

Thank kevmal
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

what a pleasure staff very sweet food v good i will be back very soon it cost l bit much but worth every penny you must go doc

Thank David O

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