Bog Day Afternoon

at

Yesterday.

The Bog of Allen.

Somewhere in County Offaly, County Meath, County Kildare, County Laois, or County Westmeath.

Eamonn Farrell writes:

Members of the ‘Clonbulloge’ Cowboys horse riding group from the Racefield Riding Stables in Clonbulloge County Offaly, take a beer break during a four hour trek across the Bog of Allen.

The area they rode through has now been reclaimed by heavy vegetation and harbours bog lakes, fields of bog cotton, deer, foxes, pine martens and buzzards.

Indeed you could be forgiven for thinking you were riding in the African Bush.

Rollingnews

7 thoughts on “Bog Day Afternoon

        1. Nigel

          ‘Can we just this once go on a four hour pony trek that DOESN’T turn into a politicall allegory?’

  1. Ben Redmond

    If Dutch settlers were asked to colonise the disused bog wilderness, Ireland would be exporting tulips and vegetables to the world. If African refugees were to colonise it, the Bog of Allen would resound to the rhythms of the tom-tom drums.

  2. Shayna

    They seem an enthusiast bunch of riders. A four hour trek is not for the faint-hearted. There’s no further disruption to the environment that we could inflict than the open harvesting for turf of vast swathes of bogland. A few riders enjoying what survives the trauma of the earth, should that be a political issue?

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