An EU habitats directive has recently prohibited the cutting of turf on raised bogs in certain parts of Ireland. The implementation of this ban has led to acrimony and protest from bog owners. This project uses the landscape of the bog as a metaphor for the gradual decline of traditional ways of life in rural Ireland. Through emigration and modernisation, many skills and practices synonymous with rural Ireland are being irretrievably lost.
Frank Brennan • Lisa Burke • Jane Cummins • Katie Gilligan • Eithne Hand • Karena Hutton • John Jordan • Jamin Keogh • Niall McCormack • Stephen McCullagh • Maria O'Donoghue • Viktoria Panik • Karen Rainey • Leann Rigney • Alex Rose • Kate Ryan •