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Lazy Beds - the name given to the ridges you can see on the side of the hill. These ridges are where people tried to grow potatoes at the time of the Irish famine. They tried to grow the potatoes on hillsides and other places where normally they would not have been expected to grow. Of course, the Potato blight that caused the crop to fail, and thus cause the famine was already in the seed potatoes so these attempts of course, failed. The interesting, or even scary thing is, these "scars" on the hillsides won't go away! No matter how often the land owners and farmers till the ground, the ridges, or "lazy beds" still return.
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May 19 2013 05:17 GMT MargNZ
Fascinating permanent reminder of those dark days in Irish history .
Thanks for sharing this Peter .
May 19 2013 09:30 GMT elsje323
beautiful landscape view
May 19 2013 12:57 GMT hans55 PRO
interresting landscape and info !!
May 19 2013 13:50 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful landscape view..:-))
May 19 2013 14:26 GMT 25barb
Interesting and fascinating notes.
It is like it is a reminder for all the devastation of the time
This is a super landscape photo...deep rich colors and wonderful lighting.
Composed and presented very well.
Be well and have a good day.
May 27 2013 09:09 GMT joe PRO
An interesting piece of history Peter.
Jun 07 2013 23:16 GMT abojovna PRO
Wonderful photo of an interesting country!