Lullymore is a small mineral island which rises gently out of Irelands largest peatland, the Bog of Allen in Co. Kildare.

 “Lullymore is a unique location and is ideal for a project of this kind.”
Dick Warner – Author, Environmentalist

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is renowned for its biodiversity and unique combination of mature woodland on mineral soil and acidic peatland habitats. Students will get the opportunity to explore the plant and animal life present on these habitats and how they have adapted to their environments.

Over the past four years, we have researched and tweaked how best to meet the needs of students and teachers with the help of local Science and Geography teachers and our educational advisor, Dick Warner. Our Ecology Field Trips and Environmental Tours are designed for Leaving Certificate, Junior Certificate and Transition Year students. Students on Field Trips will do the following:

  • Map the Habitat
  • Identify the plants and animals present (Qualitative)
  • Estimate the number of plants and animals (Quantitative)
  • Familiarise themselves with faunal collection equipment and abiotic measurement equipment
  • Measure the environmental factors (abiotic)
  • Line / belt transects, food webs / chains and adaptations
  • Workbook included which will help understanding and be useful as  future study aids.

“We would definitely be looking to book with yourselves again for our current 5th years in the New Year and feel privileged to be counted as one of the first groups to visit!”
Shane Keightly, Teacher, Holy Family Community School, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin visited May 2012 and have visited every year since.

General environmental Tours will not involve as much fieldwork and can be tailored to suit a classes needs.

Our Café (seats 200) is available for lunches. The price for both Field Trips and general Environmental Tours are great value at €12.00 per student – including handouts. Teachers / leaders receive complimentary tea /coffee and freshly baked scone. Please call Ray or Stephen on 045 870238 for further information or to book a visit.

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