Blog

AMERICANS IN IRELAND: DAY 2 (PART 2) – Rise Of The Bog People #IRELANDMNC

I’m behind in blog posting once again.  I was planning on catching up yesterday, but we had a long day, and didn’t sit down for dinner until after 8 pm.  Did I mention that the Irish take a while to eat?  So you don’t order, then get food, scarf it down, and leave.  Each course is brought to you, you eat, then they wait in between courses before your food is brought out again.  They enjoy the meal, and the company.  This means eating takes some time every morning and evening.

In part 1 of Day 2 of our Edgerton’s Travel ‘Irish Quickie’ I documented the second greatest place on Earth … the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Ireland.  I’ll tell you about the greatest place on Earth one day.

In part 2, you are going to be inundated with Irish history from the National Museum of Ireland.  There are some truly amazing artifacts in the museum as you might imagine given Ireland’s rich history.  The bog people mentioned in the title of this post deserve a little warning for the squeamish reader.

The bog people are real dead people who’ve been preserved.  Fair warning if you have a weak stomach for that sort of thing.  I will put a horizontal line in this post with a warning before you come to the bog people.

Lot’s of viking artifacts are in the museum.  In part because the vikings established Dublin.  Enjoy.

There’s so much more I could post, but there just isn’t enough storage space to do so.


Ok, below you will see the bog people.

A bog body is a human cadaver that has been naturally mummified in a peat bog.  Bog bodies are nearly perfectly preserved.  Their skin is tanned dark, and leathery.  Their internal organs are also preserved.