Ancient Ireland had many forested areas and when felled the roots remained. Those sites are mainly the boglands of today.
The bogwood was easiest detected in these bogs in the early morning as it was known that the morning dew didn’t rest on the section of the bog where the bogwood lay below. Other weather conditions helped detection too, when mist covered the bog the timber gatherers would look for any section that was free of mist as this was another method. Poles were used to detect the precise location and size of the bogwood.
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