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Bog Trotters (Cartoon)

Citation Information:"Bog Trotters" (Cartoon). Bog Trotters was a derogatory name for Irish peasants. The term created the image of Irish peasants as carefree revelers. This depiction suggested that the bogtrotters danced, drank and were irresponsible. Cartoon courtesy of the Nick Robinson Collection, National Museum of Ireland.