N0027 : Peat Harvesting

taken 11 years ago, 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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N0027   (more nearby )
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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
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 003 273
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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