A Celtic Blessing of Light
“May the blessing of light be on you,
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine upon you and
warm your heart till it glows,
Like a great peat fire, so that the stranger may come
and warm himself at it, as well as the friend..."
Genuine Irish Turf Peat Briques and Briquettes are imported from Ireland. Peat (turf) is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas called peatlands or mires. The peatland ecosystem is the most efficient carbon sink on the planet because peatland plants capture the CO2 which is naturally released from the peat maintaining an equilibrium. The United Nations classifies peat as a fossil fuel.
In Scotland ,some Scotch whiskey distilleries, such as those on Islay use peat fires to dry malted barley. This gives some whiskies a distinctive smoky flavour, often called "peatiness".
Irish Peat is very green, slow burning and has a much lower sulphur content.
Burn Peat and Save a Tree!
Peat burns hotter than wood, but doesn’t spark. In Ireland it burns in chimneys across the land, keeping homes warm and exuding an earthy, inviting aroma. It’s said that Peat has healing properties as Roman soldiers treated their wounds with it. Great for indoor/outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. A great alternative to charcoal briquettes for BBQ grilling and smoking to give an amazing and robust flavor to your favorite meats, fish, and poultry!
Briquettes are made from 100% natural products with no additives or binders. They are produced using a complex and energy efficient process.
Bring the Magic of Ireland to Your Home!
How are briquettes burned?
They may be burned in a closed appliance (stove) or in an open fire. Lighting and burning are similar to wood log fires.
To light use firelighters and/or kindling.
There are also several You Tube videos with directions for building a fire with Peat. Please use common sense and fire safety rules when using Irish Peat.
1.Never leave any fire unattended.
2.In an emergency and to douse the fire, carefully douse fire with water or sand or use a dry chemical fire extinguisher.
3.Adult Supervision is required.