Whose Land, The Bogland?

Whose Land, The Bogland?

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Details

Location

Ballymoney, Ballynahone Bog, Black Bog, Dungannon, Gary Bog, Maghera, Meenadoan Bog, Peatlands Park, Sluggan Bog, Sperrin Mountains

Year

1989

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Format

1 inch

colour

Length

26min 12sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

The bog lands occupy a unique place in Northern Irish life.

Elemental, mysterious, home to a multitude of bog mosses and heathers that have evolved over millennia, this natural resource has been cultivated for centuries by countless generations of farmers and turf producers.

However, modern technology and processes have rendered a drastic change in how peat is extracted and, some would argue, impacted negatively on livelihoods, wildlife and the landscape.

Credits

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Presented and Produced by Brian Black

Directed by John Mair

Music by John Anderson

Graphics by Brian Owens

Contributors: Terry Flanagan (artist), David Bellamy, John McConnell (Agricultural Producers Association), John Joe Bradley (Peat Cutter), Dr. Carl Partridge (RSPB), Reg Parker (Biologist).

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