Category:Bog of Allen
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English: The Bog of Allen (Móin Alúine in Irish) is a large raised bog in the centre of Ireland between the rivers Liffey and Shannon. The bog's 958 square kilometers (370 square miles) stretch into County Offaly, County Meath, County Kildare, County Laois, and County Westmeath. Peat is mechanically harvested on a large scale by Bórd na Móna, the government-owned peat production industry. The area has miles of narrow gauge industrial railways for transporting turf to processing plants and turf powered power plants. In addition, the cutover portions are used as area for grazing. The bog is crossed by the Grand Canal and the Royal Canal.
Media in category "Bog of Allen"
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- Bog of Allen - Croghan Hill.jpg 3,888 × 2,592; 4.04 MB
- Bog of Allen Nature Centre - panoramio.jpg 4,000 × 3,000; 4.3 MB
- IMG CroghanHill0879xx.jpg 3,883 × 1,039; 1.28 MB
- Industrial peat harvesting in a section of the Bog of Allen in County Offaly, IE.jpg 3,888 × 2,592; 2.37 MB
- Industrial railway - geograph.org.uk - 902581.jpg 640 × 480; 90 KB
- PhasesOfTheMoon.JPG 3,888 × 2,592; 1.04 MB
- Power station - geograph.org.uk - 902523.jpg 640 × 405; 70 KB