A Slide Car for Carrying Turf, Glens of Antrim

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Location

Glens of Antrim

Year

1900

Source

Format

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N/A

Silent

N/A

Courtesy

National Museums Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

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Description

This photo from the Green Collection at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum shows how turf was transported. The slide-car was probably in use before the invention of the wheel, but in Ulster it survived into the 20th century in both the Sperrin Mountains and the Glens of Antrim. It was ideally suited to the rough tracks of these upland areas. This slide-car was fitted with a creel to transport turf from the upland bogs to the farms below. The photo was taken in the Glens of Antrim. (© National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum)

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