School: Cill a' Lachtáin

Location:
Cill Alachtáin, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó hAllmhuráin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0028, Page 0279

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    the crop is dug with a spade or with a potato digger. The people of the house do the picking. When the potatoes are picked they are put into a pit. First they are covered with straw and then with clay. The names of the potatoes that grow best in this locality are; Up-to-date, Garden Phillers, Epicure, Kerrs Pink, Shamrocks, Golden Wonders, Flounders, Arronbanners and Irish Queens. The shamrock potato is the largest. Some of the potatoes were used for starch.
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  2. About an acre of potatoes is sown each year at home. That amount is sown each year.
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    Topics
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. gníomhaíochtaí eacnamaíocha
        1. talmhaíocht (~2,659)
          1. prátaí (~2,701)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Eileen Connolly
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Baile Uí Laoghóg, Co. na Gaillimhe
    Informant
    Mr John Connolly
    Relation
    Parent
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    48
    Address
    Baile Uí Laoghóg, Co. na Gaillimhe