School: Grianán (roll number 13178)

An Grianán, Co. Mhaigh Eo
Máiréad Bean Uí Riagáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0094, Page 144

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  1. The farmers plough the land with an iron plow. Sometimes wooden ploughs are used but the iron ones are the best. The wooden plows are easy to break. While the farmers are ploughing the women split the potatoes. They get a sharp knife and cut each potatoe into a few slits, they watch to see that there is a little white bud called an eye in each slit and if not they leave them there for the pigs.
    When the land is ready the farmer brings the slits to the field and gets his bag fills it and goes along the ridges and leaves each slit in little holes with a spade. He puts three or sometimes four slits in each line. He leaves each line about a foot apart. Then he goes along and covers each slit with clay. He leaves it there until the stalks appear. Then he soils them and spreads manure. When the stalks get stronger he moulds them and in a few weeks after he sprays them.
    Margaret Timlin (V Class)

    3rd - March 1938
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. gníomhaíochtaí eacnamaíocha
        1. talmhaíocht (~2,659)
          1. prátaí (~2,701)
    Margaret Timlin
    An Gort, Co. Mhaigh Eo