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The significance of the fire

HeatingHelpHeatingHelp Posts: 301
edited March 17 in THE MAIN WALL
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The significance of the fire

"The Irish made fires that never went out. Did you know that? The fire in the hearth was for cooking and for warmth, and it smoldered for hundreds of years in some cases. Think of it. Generations tended that endless fire."

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  • AMG63AMG63 Member Posts: 13
    Love this story. I myself immigrated from Ireland to California back in 1987 when I was 12 years old. I do like to have a turf fire when I visit my hometown of Easkey Co. Sligo. Nothing beats it. The smell , good conversation and a pint of Guinness.
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,725
    For some reason it's dusty in here... thank you.
    Br. Jamie, osb

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  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 14,980
    Glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks for reading me!
    Retired and loving it.
  • icy78icy78 Member Posts: 346
    Wow Dan, another fine story! I've been reading them to my wife who loves great writing too. We enjoyed the Iceland story last night and today the Ireland story. (Just noticed theres only a 1 letter difference.🙂)We ditched the electronic sanashie in 1997, that was a good move!
    Thanks again
    Steve Minnich
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 14,980
    Thanks, @icy78. That brought a smile.
    Retired and loving it.
    icy78
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,294
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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  • icy78icy78 Member Posts: 346
    Happy Patty's day to you too Erin.
    One of my daughters (7 yrs old) plastered green stickys all over my work shirt ...but, I wasnt brave enough to wear it to work today lol.
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,294
    icy78 said:

    Happy Patty's day to you too Erin.

    One of my daughters (7 yrs old) plastered green stickys all over my work shirt ...but, I wasnt brave enough to wear it to work today lol.

    That's sweet. My 7 year old hasn't gotten to the stickers yet, but it's only 12:30. ;)
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  • AMG63AMG63 Member Posts: 13
    Happy St Patrick's day to you all.
    It's a very quiet one this year due to the current events.
  • Jean-David BeyerJean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,663
    edited March 18
    Don't forget that tomorrow is Rudolf DIesel's birthday. More snakes are killed by Diesel-powered trucks each year than St. Patrick ever took out of Ireland. So celebrate Rudolf Diesel's birthday.
  • Fred Harwood_2Fred Harwood_2 Member Posts: 195
    Have a photo of a peat fire at Shannon Airport restaurant, 2010. A beauty. How might I post it here?
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,294
    @Fred Harwood_2, please click on the image icon in the panel above the comment box and then choose files.

    More tips here: https://heatinghelp.com/forum-user-manual
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  • Fred Harwood_2Fred Harwood_2 Member Posts: 195
    Fun piece on the burning of sod in ireland. Here's a fancy sod burner at the Shannon Airport restaurant:


    Erin Holohan Haskelljerryb46
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,294
    @Fred Harwood_2, that's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
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  • jerryb46jerryb46 Member Posts: 34
    bring back to my mind things pass in my life,and remember with joy THANK YOU DAN
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 14,980
    My pleasure. Thanks!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Stelcom66Stelcom66 Member Posts: 17
    Fascinating story. A part of my Irish ancestry that I never knew. Interesting that the dried black turf would burn. I want to do more research on this.
  • caywltzcaywltz Member Posts: 10

    Fun piece on the burning of sod in ireland. Here's a fancy sod burner at the Shannon Airport restaurant:


    It's sooo beautiful, it must be priceless, considering its age and workmanship
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