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Title of the project

Ballydangan Bog Red Grouse Project


To prevent the decline and, in the long-term, increase the numbers,
of red grouse on Ballydangan Bog.

Educational work with schools and interest groups from the local community;
Habitat management including heather cutting, grit provisions, scrub clearance and bog restoration;
Predator control by controlling mink, red fox, hooded crow and magpie populations;
Disturbance control by installing information signs for the project;
Monitoring of the birdlife inhabiting the bog

The project was managed by Moore Gun Club (with Roscommon Regional Game Council)


Country Ireland
Level Local
Site Ballydangan Bog
Region County Roscommon

Starting date


Habitat Types

Scrub/Grassland, Wetland

Protection status of the areas

No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Threatened species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Red grouse - Lagopus lagopus scotica

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Enforcement (e.g. of hunting legislation, codes of conduct)


Leading partners Moore Gun ClubRoscommon Regional Game Council
Other partners FÁS - Irish National Training and Employment Authority (http://www.fas.ie/en/) through Moore Community Council

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

The project acknowledges €42,000 of grants over the duration of the project


Scallan, D., Canning, B. and Ligang, D. (2010) Habitat Mapping for Red Grouse on Ballydangan Bog, County Roscommon. Kilkenny: Heritage Council.Scallan, D. (2009) Red Grouse Conservation Plan for Ballydangan Bog, County Roscommon for 2010-2015. Roscommon: Roscommon Regional Game Council.