School: Clochar na Toirbhirte

Location:
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Sr M. Gráinne

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The Potato Crop

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0635, Page 173

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We have no farm, but there is one near our house. A great amount of potatoes are sown by the owner every Spring. Each farmer in the district sows from two to four acres and some sow six and seven acres. It depends on the amount of land the farmer has, the family he has to support and if there is an available market.
The farmer and his men plough the land and prepare it for the sowing of the potatoes. The big farmers use tractors. The ground is strewn over with farm yard

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Collector
Hannah O' Farrell
Gender
female
Address
Ballyin Lower, Co. Waterford
Informant
Mr P. O' Farrell
Gender
male
Address
Ballyin Lower, Co. Waterford
Language
English