Ferbane Bog Local and Community

This page belongs to the communities surrounding Ferbane Bog SAC. Whether you are a local community or heritage group, a men’s shed, a sporting organisation, former Bord na Móna workers or any group in the surrounding hinterland of the bog, this section of the Ferbane site is for you.

Stories and history from the area is currently being compiled by our Public Awareness Manager, Ronan Casey. If you have any interesting stories, photos, information or anything concerning Ferbane and Moyclare Bog, please email ronan.casey@ahg.gov.ie or call him on 076 1002627.

If you have a community web presence, or newsletter or information sheet you’d like to see reach a wider audience, don’t hesitate to let Ronan know and it will go up on this site.

We will also link to interesting people and events in the areas surrounding this important raised bog. We want to celebrate the past, present and future of this area.

The culture and traditions associated with the people, communities and bogs in Offaly deserve to reach a wider audience and our Public Awareness Manager is keen for this aspect of our bogs to be celebrated just as much as the conservation and restoration of raised bogs.

The area surrounding Ferbane town and bog is alive and well, with many active groups.

 


Here’s an interesting video from the Huntley Film Archives showing Ferbane Power Station at full tilt in the 1960’s, together with some locally shot footage.

 

Raised Bog Life