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School: Ferbane (Convent)

Location:
Ferbane, Co. Offaly
Teacher:
Sr Patrick

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Bogs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0814, Page 049

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There is a large amount of bogland in the locality round here. It is part of the Bog of Allen. There are industries carried on, which are not known in other parts of Ireland.
The well - known Turraun Peat Works gives a lot of employment to the surrounding population. Then, there are the Gallen Brickyards, which supply bricks to all parts of Ireland for building purposes. Some people do not know, that the bricks used in big buildings, are made from the grey soil got under the peat in bogs.
The bog is a swampy

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Collector
Margaret M. Keena
Gender
female
Address
Creggan, Co. Offaly
Language
English