Some townie in Library Towers thought that these men were building a wall at the foot of Mount Errigal! Sure God help them they never spent a day on the bog footing turf. This really gorgeous Tynan image shows one of the real beauties of Donegal while also showing a dying art, the cutting, drying and gathering of turf (peat to the forringers among us) from the bog!
Photographers: Denis Tynan 1923 - 2010
Collection: Tynan Photographic Collection
Date: Circa 1950 - 1960
NLI Ref: NPA TYN101
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons