Heaney reflects on the continuing significance of the bogs in Irish society.
- Title The Mossy Banks
- 1st Broadcast 29/06/1975
- ContributorSeamus Heaney (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:05:30
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title "...But in Russian, It Means God"
- Extended description
Heaney reflects on how pre-Christian traditions of depositing ojects in the bog have continued to this day in Ireland. People leave alls sorts of thing behind them, from coins to buttons and screws. In 20th century Ireland, most people buy peat in bales rather than cut their own turf in a bog. But Heaney has mixed feelings as he watches the modern industrial harvesting of the bogs.
‘The Mossy Banks’ was a documentary about bogs presented by Seamus Heaney and produced by Kieran Sheedy. It looked at the importance of the bog in Irish tradition and history as well as in the economy.
The accompanying image of a bagger was taken in 1977. © RTÉ Archives 0751/022
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Bogland, Bogs, Bog Poems
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Production year 1975
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 14075
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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