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€50,000 Allocated For Peatland Conservation In The Midlands

It's part of the €160,000 Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme.

Communities in the midlands have been allocated almost €50,000 for peatland conservation.

Westmeath will receive the largest sum at €16,105  and will be used to purchase bat, bird and owl nesting boxes, develop a woodland trail theme and help to promote the Milltownpass Bog Natural Heritage Area.

€16,000 has been allocated to Offaly. Cloghan Development Association has been awarded €14,030 to create a 10km track allowing the local community to enjoy the area’s boglands. The remaining funds has been granted to Clara Heritage Society to host a Summer Solstice Event on the Tony’s Hill area of Clara Bog.

Laois has been granted €15,000 and will be used to receive expert advice in planting the correct seeds in the correct habitats to support the restoration of raised bogs.

The funding comes as part of the €160,000 Peatlands Community Engagement scheme.

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