Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Turf Saving. [graphic]
|Main Creator:||Doyle, Patrick M, photographer|
Turf and Turf cutting have always been popular in the Rathdangan area.The Turf machine may have changed the pattern of cutting the turf but in some parts of West Wicklow , old methods prevail.With planty of skill and effort the turf is cut by Slean and laid on the bank, saving it is labourious and totally dependent on favourable weather. First, the turf is turned , then footed, ruckled and clamped. It is usually a combined family effort to save the turf amid wild bog heather. Bog picnics are a feature each day. No longer is the turf transported home by ass and cart but now it is transported by tractor. The hard work ensures pleasant nights by the old turf fire.
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25 Aug 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 13 ; frame number: 26
Rathdangan Historical Society
Photograph taken at 18:30, 25 Aug 1993.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Rathdangan, Co. Wicklow, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_13/26||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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