The Bog / An Portach

The Bog / An Portach (HM1CY9)

Location: Fairfax, Donegal 55332 County Donegal
Country: Ireland
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N 54° 37.629', W 8° 41.094'

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Walking Through Donegal

— Ag Si—l Tr—d Dh—n na nGall —

The principal fuel for heating homes in this area has always been turf, which is cut out of the bog. Cutting the turf begins around April or May when wet sods are spread on the surface to begin drying. These are then 'footed' into small piles to dry thoroughly. Once dried the turf can then be transported home in time for the winter.

The remains of old turf workings are very evident in this area and can be recognized as banks and steps across the landscape.

Ba ? m?in an pr?omh ?bhar tine leis na tithe a th?adh ins an cheantar seo. Baintear an mh?in as an phortach. Is i m? Aibre?n n? m? na Bealtaine a chuirtear t le s?bh?il na m?na. Spr?itear na f?ideanna fliucha ar an uachtar agus ligtear d?ibh triom?. D?antar iad a ghr?ige ansin (tr? n? ceathair f?d ina seasamh as a s?l ag tabhairt taca d? ch?ile) f?gtar iad mar seo go bhfuil siad tirim i gceart. Nuair at? an mh?in tirim bheirtear abhaile ? i n-am don gheimhreadh.

T? iarsma? portaigh le feice?il go fairsing agus t? siad aitheanta mar bruachanna agus steipeanna at? go leathanach ins an taobh seo tire.

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[1.] Smoke from turf fires has always been part of the 'landscape' of Co Donegal.
Bhi toit m?nadh mar chuid de thaobh tire Cho Dh?n na nGall a riamh anall.

[2.] Turf being taken home by Donkey
M?in a thabhairt abhaile le h-asal.

[3.] Working turf was often a family affair!
Is minic gur obair clainne ? baint na m?nadh!

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HM NumberHM1CY9
Placed ByNDP, F?ilte Ireland, Donegal County Council, Donegal County Development Board, and ?dar?s na Gaeltachta
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 520342 N 6053347
Decimal Degrees54.62715000, -8.68490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 37.629', W 8° 41.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 37' 37.74" N, 8° 41' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)507
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18301 Unnamed Road, Fairfax Donegal 55332, IE
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