School: Grianán (roll number 13178)

Location:
Greenans, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máiréad Bean Uí Riagáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0094, Page 145

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In Spring the farmers set the potatoes. First they plough the land in which they are going to set the potatoes with an iron plough. While the farmer is ploughing an other man is cutting the potatoes into slits. Then the farmers dip the slits into lime. One man digs a little hole and the other man throws a potatoes into it, then they cover it with manure.

Caitlín Ní hEalaigh
Pont-Abann
Deal Casa
3-3-1938

Collector
Caitlín Ní hEalaigh
Gender
female
Address
Pontoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English

When the young stalks come up manure is put on them and they are moulded. In some places "coppogs" grow amongst the stalks and destroy the crop. Coppogs are big green leaves with long roots.

Mary McHale (VI)
Laragan
Castlebar
3rd March 1938