School: Carrowreagh (roll number 16884)

Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal
Annie Davidson
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 68

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  1. Not many people cut turf round this district but down about Buncrana they cut nothing but turf and their turf is far better than the ones up here because they have a better moor to get them in.
    When you are cutting turf you make a wee long drain about two feet wide. You cut the turf with a turf spade and it gives you the right length and width to cut them. Then you cut them the length of the spade then put them in wee heaps to dry and it takes a long time to dry them.
    Some people cart them home with turf barrows if the moor is near them.
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    Joan Peoples
    Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal