or picked up from the mound in the back garden. On a long-ago visit to the ancestral acres we tried to light such a fire in the old hearth....giving the final lie to the saying 'there's no smoke without fire'
End of an era - the "peat briquette" is no more ! (That is the turf you bought in the supermarket: it's production has been halted in an effort to make Ireland more "carbon neutral". The bogs are being used as carbon sinks. )