Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Kerry Bog Village Post 2

Kerry Bog Village.Check this out. The pile you see stacked at the side of the cottages is Peat, which is used to burn on their fires to cook and to keep warm with. The Peat is cut from the Bogs and then stacked by the side of their cottages to last through the year.The 2 story bedroom is where all the family slept.The bottom beds would sleep Grandpa and Grandma in one bed and the other bed would sleep Mum and Dad.The top floor would sleep the children, I guess if there were more than four they would sleep top to tail. The children would maybe use a sort of ladder to get to their beds.The roofs were Thatched. The 3rd photo shows a close up of the thatched roof.The last photo shows the mens work area.



11 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Welcome back, Imac.

So have you become a ``thatcher'' fan?

And just how many jars were you able to inspect?

the teach said...

Wonderful photos from Ireland, land of my forefathers! Thanks for sharing, imac!

Andrée said...

that's not what I thought thatch roofs looked like, it's so interesting and complicated. Thank you! It is a beautiful place.

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Lilli & Nevada said...

OH i love that thatched roof, a few yrs ago on tv they showed how that was done. It is truly an art to do that. Very nice post and photo. I think i am caught up now

evlahos said...

wonderful again. thanks for shared

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great pictures Imac..

Dragonstar said...

Over here the peat is known as "turf". It burns with a distinctive smell.
Your pictures say "home" to me!

zakscloset said...

that's so cute! and seems fun to live in that kind of a house. i'd love to have that upstairs bed :^)

Mike said...

Great post imac! I love the beds LOL!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Imac, these are surreal they are so beautiful!