School: St Garvan's, Rathmullen

Location:
Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus P. Mac Eiteagáin

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Harvest Time Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1089, Page 114

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Harvest Time Customs
Sometimes two men cut the corn in means. If one has reaped the other takes his horse and they reap with both horses. They reap one man's corn first and the other's.
If there is a widow in the district who has no help most of the people gather and cut the corn for her. They ho put it in also.
In some places six or seven men go in means and cut one man's con corn first then they cut another's and so on till al the corn is cut. Then they put it in.
When the corn is in and thatched the potatoes are dug

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Collector
Willie Shovelin
Gender
male
Address
Clondallan, Co. Donegal
Informant
Patrick Shovelin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Clondallan, Co. Donegal
Language
English