School: Drumshanbo (C.) (roll number 12873)

Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Margaret Flynn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0207, Page 051

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heap and given to the pigs and fowl.
In the time of our grand fathers meals were not eaten in houses when digging but fires were lit where "casts" were roasted on the potato field.

In this district the farmer usually stores the potatoes on the potato field where he leaves them until the harvest work is finished. Then he takes them home to the farm and stores them in the haggard in a similar way or in a "barn".

In preparation for the string of the potatoes the ground has first to be levelled with a spade.
Then the potatoes are piled into a long triangular heap about a yard wide over which a lair of rushes is spread to protect them from

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Mary Murphy