Curran Bog is privately owned and is not open to public access
Curran Bog is an active raised bog in the floodplain of the Moyola River, approximately 3 miles north west of Magherafelt in Northern Ireland. Curran Bog SAC is an important site for insects: the acid pools support species which thrive in base-poor environments, including seven species of dragonfly, eight varieties of water bug, and 23 types of water beetle.
There has been extensive historic cutting of peat at this site, and it is estimated that less than 15% of the original bog remains intact; the cut peat face can be up to 3m in some places. However, on a more positive point, the old cuttings are supporting regenerating bog vegetation and with careful management it is hoped that the degraded parts of the bog can be restored.