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Griston Bog Outdoor Classroom

Wild since the Ice Age....

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What does Griston Bog offer your school?

Where is Griston Bog?

How do I organise a fieldtrip to Griston

Programmes available at Griston Bog

Downloads for Griston Bog

"The boys thoroughly enjoyed their day. The facilities and programme exceeded my expectations. I would definitely do this all again. "
- Mr. M Breen, Teacher, Co. Cork

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Where is Griston Bog?

Griston Bog is 1km from Ballylanders, Co. Limerick.

Directions from Ballylanders to Griston Bog:
The turn for Griston is signposted on the Main Street of Ballylanders at McDermott's Pub.
If coming from the Mitchelstown direction the turn is on your left just before McDermott's Pub.
If coming from Kilfinane/Knocklong the turn is on your right just at McDermott's Pub.
After the turn you'll pass a veterinary clinic on your left.
Follow this road for about 1 km.
Griston Bog is on your right, and is signposted.

Griston Map 2
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Downloads for Griston Bog

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Teachers, remember to download and print:

(1) Supplementary information to help you plan and prepare for your fieldtrip to Griston.
(2) Lesson plans and activity sheets for your chosen programme

Griston Bog Supplementary Information

All schools visiting Griston Bog should download the following supplementary materials to help in the planning and preparation for their fieldtrip.

1. Fieldtrip checklist
2. Permission letter sample (to be adjusted by school)
3. Griston Bog site map
4. Rules and conservation guidelines
5. Other places to visit in the area

Primary Level Programmes

Discover Science + Maths Level 1 – Winter Programme

Document Teacher's Notes Student Handout
1. Pre-visit Lesson Plan: How a bog is built
2. Overview & Schedule for Programme
3. Activity 1 : Time Travel
4. Activity 2: Maths - How Deep is Griston Bog?
5. Activity 3: Plants - Sphagnum The Bog Builder
6. Activity 4: Winter Walkabout
7. Activity 5: Birdwatching - Level 1
8. Equipment List

Discover Science + Maths Level 1 – Spring to Summer Programme

Coming Soon.

Secondary Level Programmes

Leaving Certificate Biology and Geography fieldwork modules

Coming Soon

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