exploitation of irelands peatlands

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exploitation of irelands peatlands
1 developed 8000 yrs ago. raised+blanket bogs

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  • raised bog: shallow depressions,midlands,12m deep blanket bogs:upland regions,westernseaboard, 3/4m deep.
2 traditional methods:meitheals used sleans to cut turf and brought home by pony and cart

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  • meitheals:group of neighbours/friends who work together in rural ireland slean:l shaped spade
3 1946 irish government set up bord na mona to exploit irish bogs. also to make country more self sufficiant.
4 modern production:developed modern machinery,bogs were drained so water would run off and peat would compress
5 1,ditcher drained bog 2,grader levels surface 3,miller scraps loose layer of peat 4,harrowed by harrow to dry it 5, peat is gathered in long ridges+covered in plastic(rain) 6,ridges brought to power station/factory by light railways
6 peat used to generate electricity or proccessed into briquettes/garden compost
7 products:horticulture(moss peat,seed+pottingcompost) peatbriquettes,milled peat(generate electricity)

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