School: Drong (roll number 15699)

Location:
Drung, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Seán P. Mac Gabhann

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are turned over.
The reason for this is to let them dry on both sides. In about a weeks time after they are turned, they are "stood up" on their ends in sixes to dry, and this is called "footing".
They are left in the "footings" for three weeks, and then they are taken to the road by horse, and slipe, there they are built in a stack to keep the rain out.
Any one cutting turf on his own land carries them home in a creel as he needs them.
When the farmers get their turf to the road, they draw them home, and build them in a stack beside the house.
Edward Toye,
Drung,
Quigley's Point,.
Co. Donegal,
3rd June 1938

Collector
Edward Toye
Gender
male
Address
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal
Language
English