The first part of this essay will examine how, in the opening passage of the poem, Beggs depicts bogland
in an isolated area of north-east Ireland within accustomed topographical, picturesque, and Romantic forms of landscape representation.
In order to justify the exploitation and elimination of bogs in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Anglo-Irish imposed a darker, ominous, and therefore Gothicised identification of bogland
One local said: "He is not doing anything illegal but this is a piece of bogland
That meant new forests were restricted to upland and bogland
areas, comprising virtually all conifers and introduced species.
And on the first day the starry heavens rose from the water and a bogland
without end around the hills.
Peat moss is the partially decomposed remains of sphagnum moss, a plant that defines the bogland
ecosystems where it is found.
As a result gardai began searching a fortnight ago a 40sqm area of bogland
With a Victorian feel, the park was built on 130 acres of reformed bogland
A HUGE fire which broke out in bogland
and could be seen for miles around was sparked by electricity arching from nearby poles.
The drying bogland
has also seen peat washed into rivers, causing discolouration of drinking water, which is costly to treat.
Other attractions include Glenveagh National Park, home to 14,000 hectares of mountain, raised bogland
, lakes and woodlands, which give the area its name: Glen of the Birches.
Just as ancestors might have journeyed over bogland
to the site of a saintly apparition, so Volvo-driving bibliophiles zoom to the festival where they expect to glimpse Martin Amis.