Come with us on a visit to a real working Irish turf bog. Discover the scenery, wildlife and tranquility of the turf bog. Learn all about turf production, the traditional method of cutting with a spade, its cultural and social significance.
Our tour is a half day expedition to our turf bog on the Donegal – Fermanagh border, high above the village of Belleek and in the shadow of Breesy Mountain. We take you beyond the usual tourist routes and will give you a unique experience.
This authentic experience will provide you with the opportunity to try your hand at cutting turf with turf spade. Learn about the processes involved in the turf bog from preparing the turf bank, cutting, speading, footing, clamping and bagging the turf. After all that, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with traditional homemade soda bread on the turf bog. Then learn how to set the perfect turf and marvel at the views of no less than five Counties, Breesy Mountain, Keenaghan Lough and Lower Lough Erne.