School: Fleasgach (roll number 15842)

Location:
Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Maonaigh

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Folklore - Potatoes

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0012, Page 424

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Folklore: Potatoes

Most of the people make ridges. They make the ridges with ploughs. Long ago they used to have wooden ploughs. There is no wooden ploughs now. They cut the potatoes and they have an eye in every slit. Then they put them in a box and put lime on them. They leave them there for a few days. They put them in a sticking bag and stick them with a spade. They cover it with soil. Then they plough the dyke and put the mould upon the ridge with the shovel. Long ago they used to mould them with the spade.
Teller: Mrs. Fahy
Cloughern
Ballinlough
Co Roscommon
Wrtier: Nora Kirrane
same place

Collector
Nora Kirrane
Gender
female
Address
Clogher Lower, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Mrs Fahy
Gender
female
Address
Clogher Lower, Co. Roscommon
Language
English