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New Abbeyleix Bog calendar set to highlight a local nature gem

Abbeyleix Bog

Volunteers at Abbeyleix Bog Project have produced a new calendar for 2023.

The aim of which is to celebrate the rich natural history and amenity value of the local biodiversity hotspot and raise money for the ongoing conservation and restoration work on site.

This year’s calendar is the fourth produced with past editions proving very popular and selling out annually.

Photo submissions were invited earlier this year with local and visiting photographers who submitted a wide range of beautiful photos for consideration – Fourteen photos in all made the cut!

The calendar is available each Saturday morning at Abbeyleix Market and at the bog entrance each Sunday right up to Christmas.

Local outlets in Abbeyleix include; Anthology, Mueller & O’Connell Bakery, Abbeyleix Post Office (SuperValu), Clealands and Abbeyleix Credit Union.

The calendar can also be purchased at AllBooks and Bookmarks in Portlaoise as well as at Centra Ballyroan.

Each calendar costs €10 or three for €25 and all funds raised go directly into supporting the conservation and upkeep of Abbeyleix Bog.

Abbeyleix Bog Project thanks all the photographers who make the production of the calendar possible and all our supporters, visitors, and friends.

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