Heaney explains his fascination with bogs.

Aindreas Ó Gallchóir asks Heaney to read the poem 'Bogland' from his collection 'Door into the Dark' and to explain his fascination with bogs. Americans have prairies, but the Irish have bogs. A lot of the symbols the Irish identify themselves with come out of bogs. It preserves things. People were sacrificed to it, making it a feminine goddess-ridden ground.