School: Manulla (roll number 14544)

Manulla, Co. Mayo
Seán Mac an Adhastair

Filter stories

/ 327 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Manulla | The Schools’ Collection

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0095, Page 317

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

(continued from previous page)

Two pits are made in the potato field, one for the big potatoes or fabawns and the other for the poreens. In the bog he gets a cart load of scraws to cover the potatoes. When covering the potatoes he builds up the scraws on each side of the pit. Then he covers the potatoes over again with clay. He feeds the pigs and the hens with the poreens. He keeps some of the good ones for household use and some for seed. Sometimes he sells them at the market and fairs.