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Dig deep into Ireland’s moors to discover a sense of the poetry and politics of turf

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A summer or two ago we cut peat in a nearby bog. It was the first time the house has been running on oil in a few years, but we like an open fire and there’s nothing like peat, from its smell to its gentle heat. My daydreams got me thinking, today is Earth Day.

Sod laying was a ritual, a culture, a craft that predated many of our other rural ways of life. Over the course of several weeks we rotated it to let it dry and then trampled it to allow more drying. Peat in the Midlands, where the great bogs lie, is part of the way people live.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/digging-deep-in-irelands-bogs-to-unearth-a-sense-of-the-poetry-and-politics-of-turf-41575815.html Dig deep into Ireland’s moors to discover a sense of the poetry and politics of turf

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