Clara Bog Nature Reserve
An ancient landscape where nature reigns
Welcome to one of Ireland’s best known raised bogs and a haven for wildlife, which makes it a much-loved destination for families. Pop into the Visitors' Centre when you get here and learn about the birds, animals, insects and plants that make their home here. And it’s easy on small feet too; a 1km looped boardwalk takes you right across the bog without danger of tumbling into any bog-holes! As you walk, look up and you may be fortunate to see the curlews, snipes and skylarks, while closer to the ground if you’re lucky you might catch sight of the dragonflies, grasshoppers and lizards (when it’s warm) along with pine martens and hares.
Activities at the Visitor Centre:
- Explore the bog’s wildlife with Daithí the dragonfly as he introduces you to some of his special friends that he shares his special home with.
- Take part in the interactive quizzes and explore the nature activity corner (art, microscopes, bird sounds)