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The Bog of Allen (Móin Alúine in Irish) , Gallery

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The Bog of Allen (Móin Alúine), County Laois
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Bog of Allen

The Bog of Allen is one of my favourite places to visit in Ireland for Walking and Landscape Photography. It covers some 958 square kilometers (370 square miles) stretching into County Offaly, County Meath, County Kildare, County Laois, and County Westmeath.

Although it main function is for Peat production, which is mechanically harvested on a large scale by Bórd na Móna, the government-owned peat production industry.

The bog of Allen is one of the most tranquil areas in the country and of great inter national importance.

This link shows how a raised bog is formed : raised bog formation

The Images below were taken on a recent visit and I feel that they show just how amazing this location is, from the large open sky’s and landscape to the amazing colours produced by Sphagnum moss and its flowers.


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7 responses

  1. Lovely photographs, Nigel. Thank you.

    July 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

  2. Great shot Nigel, you can almost sense the motion, have you been up to Aylmers Tower?

    July 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm

  3. M-R

    Did you ever see the TV version of “Bogmail”, Nigel ? – many scenes were shot in places so like the Bog of Allen that I believe they probably were. Fascinating things have emerged from peatbogs; and *I* like to tell people who ask what my family’s heritage is that “my father’s family were peatbog Irish peasants”. 🙂

    July 18, 2014 at 11:16 pm

  4. the colours! wonderful!

    July 18, 2014 at 11:34 pm

  5. Had absolutely no idea! Thanks for the enlightenment.

    July 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

  6. Another great series Nigel. It looks very peaceful!

    July 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    • Hello Norma 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , yes it has big open skys and flat landscape 🙂 🙂

      July 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

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