School: Calry (roll number 10473)

Location:
Colgagh, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Róisín Mhig Ualghairg

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Turf Cutting

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0159, Page 226

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Turf cutting is another craft in my district. First the bank is pared and cleaned. The turf are cut with a spade by a man and another man has a barrow and he wheels the turf out from the bank. Then they are scattered out to dry. When they are dry they are made into footings and after that they are made into clamps. After a fortnight or so they are taken home on a horse cart and made into a stack or put into a shed.

Collector
Michael Trotter
Gender
male
Age
13
Address
Calry, Co. Sligo
Language
English