National Geographic : 1951 May
677 Irish Tourist Association Two Farmhouses in Every Three Depend on Peat's Dark Bricks for Their Heat Ireland, lacking forests and coal mines, takes its fuel from 3,000,000 boggy acres. Decaying grass, rush, and moss have laid down deep, rich beds. This digger, using his spadelike slane, cuts some 8,000 pounds of soggy turf a day. Dried, his water-soaked harvest shrinks to 300 pounds.