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Turf Bog Tours

Enjoy a visit to a working Irish turf bog. Discover the scenery, wildlife and tranquility of the turf bog. Learn all about turf production, its cultural and social significance and try for yourself the traditional method of cutting turf with a spade.

This half day tour is an expedition to a working turf bog on the Donegal – Fermanagh border. It’s situation is high above the village of Belleek and in the shadow of Breesy Mountain. This is a unique experience far beyond the usual tourist routes and will provide visitors with a glimpse of bygone Ireland.

Travel in a 4×4 with an opportunity to try your hand at cutting turf, enjoy a cup of tea with traditional homemade soda bread on the bog, discover hidden loughs, a WW2 plane crash site and marvel at the views of no less than five Counties plus Lower Lough Erne and Donegal Bay from the base of Breesy Mountain.

As this tour is an outdoor experience in Ireland, strong footwear and rain gear are recommended!

Tours are by arrangement. Groups with their own minibus/transport are welcome. Option to take tour by bicycle, round trip by bicycle is approximately 12 miles/20km.

Tours can be extended to include other nearby sites and to local craftspeople.

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