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Seán Mac an tSíthigh discusses turf cutting
and our bogs in this episode.

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This weeks' guests discuss references to the great famine in our folklore & stories. We visit the old workhouse in Dingle where the top floor of the building remains exactly as it was at the time of t

First Shown: 21 Feb

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New Season.

Despite all the technology and globalised media access, our daily lives in 21st century Ireland are still full of folk customs and beliefs, many of them centuries old – but most of us do not realise this.  This 13 part series of Béaloideas Beo continues its fascinating exploration of how these ancient superstitions developed and still influence us today.

Each programme takes a particular theme –  with a location report and then a discussion by a panel of experts. Presented by  award-winning TV reporter Seán Mac a’ tSíthigh.

Turf & Bog – 28.02.17 @ 8.00pm

Seán discusses turf cutting and our bogs in this episode. Guests include Ruaidhrí Ó Tuairisg from Cois Fharraige, Dónal Ó Conaill from Uíbh Ráthach and archaeologist Erin Gibbons. They discuss the methods used to save the turf, the equipment, the types of bogs, the folklore and traditional stories associated with bogs as well as the things people find buried there.

Produced by Sibéal Teo

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