Uncover a new relationship with nature! Lullymore, Gateway to the Peatlands
Lullymore is a rural community intrinsically linked to the Peatlands and for many years was central to the industrial use of peat for briquette making and generating electricity. Bogs harvested by Bord na Mona for energy since the 1940s are now establishing as unique and welcoming habitats for a wide range of flora and fauna. Uncover the story of how the Park is helping nature retake her old territory by exploring the Biodiversity Boardwalk / Exhibition and witness the abundance of wildlife now flourishing in the parks.
The Peatlands Exhibition and Biodiversity Boardwalk, a first of its kind in Ireland, tells the story of the Irish midlands raised bogs and the rural communities living beside them. Visitors have an opportunity to discover how peatlands form, the flora and fauna living on them, past uses, future possibilities for the Peatlands and even the gruesome secrets of bog bodies.
The Park encompasses 60 acres of meandering trails and exhibitions and is truly the “Gateway to the Peatlands” for tourists wishing to discover more about one of Irelands finest natural treasures.