School: Cor Bealaigh

Corbally, Co. Sligo
Pádhraic Ó Marcacháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0163, Page 118

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    ploughed he rolls it to break the lamps
    The next day he shakes the wheat. First he fills a basketful of wheat and shakes it with his hand. Then he rolls it with an iron roller so it is long like a pencil. There are no spades wanted but they are wanted for the potatoes. When it grows a foot above the ground it is rolled again.
    The oats and barley are set the same way as the wheat.
    My grandfather had to dig the ground with a spade because there were no ploughs. We bought the plough in the shop. When it gets broken we bring it to the nearest smith.
    It is unlucky to start the oats on Friday. It is unlucky to start on Thursday.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.