N0027 : Peat Harvesting

near to Creevagh and Clortrane, Ireland

Peat Harvesting
Peat Harvesting
Peat "Milling" starts by dividing the bog into 15m wide fields with drains on either side. Each year 1 cm is cut or "milled", turned to dry out "harrowing", collected into a ridge then harvested into a stockpile totalling 800,000 tons. The peat is transported to the power station (seen in the distance) by trains (rakes) taking 95 tons at a time.
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year taken
2006
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 23 September, 2006
Category
Peat works   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 001 271 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.6674N 7:59.9542W
Photographer Location
Irish: geotagged! N 003 273
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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