Tuesday, 22 April 2008

The Bog Village in Ireland

This is the Bog Village in Ireland. Cottages from long past Yester-year.
How the people used to live.
More to come ----


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12 comments:

evlahos said...

excellent shot from Old times. I think it was difficult but in a way beautiful years

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Imac..
Now then given the choice between the hotel or that cottage.. the cottage would win hands down.. it's a cracker.
That picture of the Blue Tit.. it is indeed flying upside down.. I was watching it flitting fron one twig to another, I set the camera to Continuous and it preformed perfectly for the camera. I am the first to admit it was a lucky shot, but none the less I was ready for it.

dot said...

They were probably just as happy as most folks today.

Dick said...

Hi Imac

Not very comfortable but in those days it was probably good and in some way it still is.

Craver Vii said...

Me too; I'd rather stay in the cottage. What is that stuff piled up outside against the cottage?

RuneE said...

In this light and "all dressed" up it looks very cosy, but how was it inJanuary, with "less dress", less heat and less food?

I think I would have preferred the hotel with all the jars - contents included

Rose said...

What is the roofing material? I look and look and cannot decide. Is the stone one the black smith shop and is that coke piled up against the end? I would thoroughly enjoy a lot more of these photos if you have them...do you ever put them at on-line places such as picasa, webshots, inbox, photobucket to name a few? Sorry for all the questions but I just love looking at these old buildings, etc.

Salty said...

Those who lived in these houses certainly didn't have to worry about the sub-prime mortgage debacle, a much more sustainable lifestyle than we have today.

Thanks for sharing your vacation shots!

zakscloset said...

oh how cute! i'd love to live there.

Andrée said...

It's such a beautiful picturesque life back then. I only keep wondering how many respiratory problems would be caused by burning peat (leave it to me, huh). Beautiful photos.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love this, i always love to see old ways people used to live. Makes one think of how lucky we are now.

Dragonstar said...

This is just like the home we had when we lived on the island, except our roof had been modernised with slate.