The story of Turf Cutting in Ireland – Those Days are Gone
This video tells the story of how Turf was harvested in the bog and the importance that it had for the people living in rural Ireland. We show the turf being cut as it would have been through the centuries in Ireland. We film each step required to produce turf capable of heating an Irish dwelling and as a source of fuel for cooking. This video can be an educational piece for those who never experienced turf cutting or a nostalgic piece for those who can remember cutting turf in Ireland. We also show the more modern methods used today to harvest peat on a commercial scale.
Also featured on this video are bee keeping, old breeds of cattle kept on Irish farms and a look at small scale poultry farming. This video runs for one hour.
Produced by Thompson Video Productions Co. Derry Northern Ireland