Mark Boyle ‘The Moneyless Man’ on living off-grid and speaks about what life is like without running water.RTÉ One YouTube Channel
Mark Boyle, a man who lives completely off the grid, spoke to Tommy Tiernan on his RTÉ One show, and delivered a fascinating insight into what life is like.
He said that he’d been campaigning about plastics and copper mining – and yet “my life was dependent on these things” so he decided to cut them all out.
The full show is available to viewers in Ireland on the RTÉ Player, at http://www.rte.ie/player
In This Story: Ireland
Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.