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Beautiful bogs have vital role in combating climate change

For the latest in our climate change series, Bridget Ginnity speaks to Catherine Ní Ciardha one of the first bog owners in Ireland to restore a raised bog to its original state to halt biodiversity loss and combat climate change There used to be an old milestone outside my house near Parteen showing it is four miles to Limerick city, yet I live down a country road that is even too narrow for the bin lorries. At the end of the road is 30 acres of bog that I own in Shanakyle Bog. It’s one of the few raised bogs in Clare. I always looked after the bog, and never did anything to damage it, but then I thought, what happens when I pop my clogs, what will happen then? The University of Limerick and the city are coming closer and closer and I wanted to preserve it as a natural space for wildlife and future generations. The lungs of …

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