Peat lands, more usually referred to as bogs, cover more than 15 per cent of Ireland and are some of the largest areas of peat in Europe. These large areas of decayed vegetation, laid down over many centuries, were once even more common in Ireland, but a thousand years of cutting peat to use as domestic fuel has left them seriously and irrevocably depleted. The Kerry Bog Village Museum is a meticulous recreation of what a village in the west of Ireland would have looked like at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Image | Kerry Bog Village Museum | Quaybaun, Iveragh Peninsula, Co Kerry
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