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The Bog of Allen Nature Centre

#8 of 21 things to do in Kildare Features Animals
Lullymore, | Rathangan, Kildare Co. Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 860 133
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Hidden Gem

The nature center is a great way to learn the significance of the bogs in Irish history and what is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
El Dorado Hills, California
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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... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2017
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Lullymore, | Rathangan, Kildare Co. Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 860 133
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The nature center is a great way to learn the significance of the bogs in Irish history and what is being done to preserve them. There are also interesting hardens and an excellent display of the local history. And they will serve you tea and...More

Thank Edbikeandski
Reviewed January 3, 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
Reviewed November 11, 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
Reviewed November 10, 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....More

Thank Ace6of6Clubs
Reviewed September 5, 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
Reviewed July 26, 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...More

Thank whyte100
Reviewed March 29, 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
Reviewed January 14, 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...More

2  Thank Becky B
Reviewed November 1, 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...More

2  Thank dublinladybird
Reviewed November 1, 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...More

Thank kevmal
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Is it open the week between Christmas and New Year?
November 12, 2016|
Response from Irish Peatland C | Property representative |
The Bog of Allen Nature Centre is closed from 24th December until January 3rd. Thanks.