Connecting Communities with Peatlands - Workshops, events and updates

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Ursula.Harper • 3 May 2022
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Event date 31 May 18:00 - 23 Jun 20:00
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Here are all the latest updates and opportunities for you and your community group from Community Wetlands Forum and the Connecting Communities with Peatlands project.

Ideas Generation Workshop – Design thinking

‘Connecting Communities to Peatlands’ will deliver a series of two-hour online workshops to generate ideas on ways we can connect with peatlands in Ireland’s midlands. These workshops will follow a creative problem-solving process called design thinking. Design thinking is for everyone. It lays out a clear path for people to follow and encourages a positive mindset so people can learn about each other and their needs. See PDF attached for more details. If your community is interested in taking part, please read the save the date info below, or get in touch! Email: Please note that spaces are limited. Further registration details will be provided shortly.

Save The Date:

6-8pm, Tuesday 31st May, Co. Kildare

6-8pm, Thursday 2nd June, Co. Offaly

6-8pm, Tuesday 7th June, Co. Westmeath

6-8pm, Thursday 9th June, Co. Longford

6-8pm, Tuesday 14th June, Co. Laois

6-8pm, Thursday 16th June, North Tipperary

6-8pm, Tuesday 21st June, Co. Roscommon

6-8pm, Thursday 23rd June, East Galway

Build Your Bog Knowledge Webinar Series

There is still time to register for the final two installments of the webinar series. These webinars will look at rejuvenating the bogs and people and the bogs.

Register here:


If you have missed any of the webinars you can watch them back on YouTube. Press the Subscribe button on our YouTube page to get notifications about when we share a video!

Watch the webinars:


Build Your Bog Knowledge Workshop on Cloncrow Bog, 27th May

Save the Date if you are interested in taking part in a workshop on Cloncrow Bog, Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath on Friday 27th May with Dr. George Smith. George presented in Webinar Two of our series ‘Plants and animals of the bog’. Further details to follow. For Midlands counties only (Kildare, Laois, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Roscommon, North Tipperary and East Galway)

Email or text 087 642 1279 to register your interest.


Survey on Just Transition in the Midlands

We want to hear from you!

The project coordinator of ‘Connecting Communities with Peatlands’, a National Just Transition Fund project led by Irish Rural Link and the Community Wetlands Forum has been selected to sit on Working Group 4 (community assistance / social enterprise interventions) of the Midlands Regional Transition Team and is seeking feedback from communities in the midlands on their experience of Just Transition thus far. If you feel like you haven't had much of an experience with Just Transition, this is equally important feedback.

By participating in this survey the project coordinator will be better able to represent your voice and your communities’ views and experiences in relation to Just Transition thus far.



Guidelines for Communities Managing Local Wetlands and Peatlands handbook

The Community Wetlands Forum Handbook has had a makeover! Now including more case studies from our ever-growing membership

Download for free now:


Bogs in Transition Blog – Lemanaghan Bog: the road is rising to meet us.

April’s blog post is from Aoife Phelan, a native of Lemanaghan, Co. Offaly. We are always looking for contributors to the blog. If you have a story, person, photographs, project, or anything bog related from the Midlands that you’d like to see featured in the blog get in touch –


Read recent blog post here:


Funding opportunities

AXA PARKS - a new environmental grants programme, supporting local community projects that demonstrate a real commitment to improved outcomes for our environment and our communities’ wellbeing.

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A community approach to climate change, decarbonisation and SDGs

Workshop with iCommunity, a joint project of NICVA and The Wheel, which is bringing together nonprofits and social enterprises in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to learn from shared experiences.

Register here:



Get in touch with me: or 087 642 1279