Six Feet OverThis project is about a raised bog that is now designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), protected under the European Union Habitats Directive. A total of 53 sites fall under this protection status in Ireland. In May 2012, illegal turf cutting brought one of these bogs to public attention. At Monivea in County Galway, turf-cutters have struggled to comply with the new laws. Using the raised face of the bog as an allegorical 'barrier' between the forces of preservation (of the delicate ecosystem) and the long standing tradition of turf cutting (fuel and community). Six Feet Over aims to generate debate on the importance of honoring the country's heritage and traditions but also protecting our landscape for future generations.
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