Tír na Móna/Land made of Bog'Tír na Móna' or 'Land made of Bog' is a photographic exploration of life in the self-contained Irish speaking regions in Ireland - Gaeltacht regions. The piece refers to rural Ireland and notions of Irish ethnicity with a particular interest in language and community. The fact that these peripheral areas are defined primarily on the spoken language and in a sense throughout these regions the language is preserved and seems to be suspended in the terrain is a major focal point. Significant emphasis is placed upon the boglands within these districts as masses of bogland occupy a vast proportion of Gaeltacht regions and equally as the bog is synonymous for its powers of preservation.
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