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31 March 2022

The mechanisms of the Derrybrien peatslide

An Environmental Impact Assessment published online details the mechanisms of failure of the 2003 Derrybrien peatslide in Ireland.

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23 July 2021

Benbrack: another peat landslide in Ireland

Benbrack: a large peat landslide in West Cavan in the Republic of Ireland, triggered by heavy rainfall on 4 July 2021

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7 December 2020

High resolution satellite imagery of the Mount Eagle peat slide

High resolution satellite imagery from Planet Labs showing the Mount Eagle peat slide in the Republic of Ireland

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17 November 2020

Mount Eagle: another peat slide in Ireland

Mount Eagle: over the weekend another peat slide occurred in the Republic of Ireland, this time in County Kerry

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16 November 2020

The Meenbog peat slide in the Republic of Ireland

The 13 November 2020 Meenbog peat slide in the Republic of Ireland, which was caught on a stunning video. Reports suggest that the landslide is associated with a wind farm under construction, owned by Amazon.

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3 July 2020

The Dawn of Hope peat slide: understanding the source area

John Flynn’s remarkable drone video of Dawn of Hope peat slide suggests that this might have been a bog burst that underwent retrogression

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25 June 2016

A peat bog landslide in Galway, Ireland

On Thursday night heavy rainfall triggered a peat bog landslide in Galway in the far west of Ireland, blocking a main road.

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8 July 2009

Shallow landslides in County Mayo, Ireland

Last Thursday (2nd July) an unusually strong rainstorm passed across the northwest of Ireland. Considerable damage was caused, as recounted in this Irish Times article, with floods occurring across quite a large area. The rainfall in the Castlebar area was particularly intense – there is a quite nice article on this in the Mayo news. This rainfall appears to have triggered a set of large but shallow slides at Croaghmoyle. …

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