Peatlands play a significant role in the natural and cultural heritage of Ireland. The first Peatlands Gathering, welcomes all who are interested in peatlands: community groups, farmers, land managers, forestry groups, peat producers, academics, public representatives, policy makers and the general public. The aim of the Gathering is to share knowledge and understandings and to cultivate a new beginning for peatlands in Ireland. We aim to create an open forum to promote dialogue about peatlands and their future. Key messages from the Gathering will be presented at the upcoming meeting on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021.