All Blog Posts Tagged 'Bogs' (8)

The Bog Road

“The Bog Road” as it is know is a three mile stretch of road between Athlone and the village of Clonown. The village has the unusual distinction of not having a pub - for Ireland this is quite an anomaly!…

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Added by Bog Buddies on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Irish Bog Archaeology: Fadden More Psalter

The Fadden More Psalter, a book of psalms as old as the Book of Kells, was found by turf cutters in a Tipperary bog in 2006.  It is written in Latin and includes illuminated letters and other decoration.  Dr. Eamonn Kelly and his team at The National Museum of Ireland dated the book to around 800 AD, and spent five years restoring it. 

The find was very exciting to Irish…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on May 5, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Inishowen Bogwood Sculptures - Some History of Bogwood

Ancient Ireland had many forested areas and when felled the roots remained.  Those sites are mainly the boglands of today.

The bogwood was easiest detected in these bogs in the early morning as it was known that the morning dew didn’t rest on the section of the…

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Added by Mary Doherty on May 4, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Exploring Ireland's Bogs in The Virtual Síbín

On Wednesday, May 6th 2015, we were joined by two special guests: World renowned archaeologist and "bog bodies" specialist Dr. Eamon…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Irish Bog Archaeology: Meet the Bog Bodies

Turf cutters have unearthed more than home heating fuel from Ireland's bogs.  Bog bodies - naturally preserved human remains - are a fascinating study.  The chemical composition of the bog has antibiotic properties which kill the bacteria that would normally break down the flesh.  The…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on May 4, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Bog Buddies - Every One Is Unique

Check out our website www.BogBuddies.com for fab gifts with a special Irish flavour!

Added by Bog Buddies on May 3, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Great Bog Walks in the Irish Midlands

There are some great bog walks all around the Irish midlands. For those of you who are unfamiliar with bog let me give you a few words of introduction.

Bog is derived from the Irish word ‘bogach’ which means soft ground.  First of all, there are two types of bog in Ireland: The “raised bog” that we see in the midland…

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Added by Bog Buddies on May 3, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Story of the Bog

Ten thousand years ago, when the ice age ended and the ice began to recede, deep pond like depressions were left in the land. Over time these became…

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Added by Bog Buddies on May 3, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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