This week the Men’s Group took a trip to Offaly and Westmeath. We visited the wonderful Clara Bog (including the very educational Visitors’ Centre) and the fascinating Ballard Organic Farm.
We learned a lot on our trip: about carnivorous plants and native lizards; the importance of peat bogs in the fight against climate change; the increased mechanisation in farm production over the years; the best way to make sweet-smelling silage; and the connection between elephant dung and organic porridge oats.
It was a great day out and despite the gloomy forecast we were fortunate to have another dry day.
Thanks to Rachel in Clara Bog Visitor Centre and Pat Lalor in Ballard Organic Farm.