The muck of the Irish

Posted on November 4, 2006 

The muck of the Irish

Two Irishmen have set up a company selling dirt to Americans.

Alan Jenkins, 65, from Lisburn and agricultural scientist Pat Burke, 27, from Tipperary, say the demand for the “official Irish dirt” has been “phenomenal.”

The pair have just sold their first $1m shipment of muck to the US.

Mr Burke has used his scientific background to patent a way of processing the soil to pass US import regulations, meaning it is disease-free and contains no Irish insects.

An elderly New York businessman has already placed a $100,000 order so he can be fully buried in Irish soil.

The 0.75lb bags of soil sell for $15 each, reports the BBC.

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