School: An Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh

Athenry, Co. Galway
An tSr. M. Treasa Ní Bhriain

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0003, Page 067

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A century ago there was no foreign flour coming into Ireland except very little which could only be purchased by the well to do people. We then produced our own flour, we sowed our own wheat in early Winter and in Spring it was then sowen with the shade, the men afterwards trenched the wheat and formed it into ridges, it was then left out until it was nine, then it was heated until the pickle and left out in small streaks and afterwards found by a trouble land of itself, then it was sucked in trucks of twenty sheafs. It was afterwards taken into a barn when required. Then it was skutched on a round on a round stone laid upon a

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