School: Ballyloghane, Caisleán Nua Thiar (roll number 8783)

Location:
Ballinloughane, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
S. Condún, Úna Nic Ádhaimh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0487, Page 318

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the seed, and at other things. This is the drawing of the local spade.
Handle
Treadle
Blade
(See hand written text for the drawing)

About a month after the potatoes are sown, the stalks come up over the ground. Then they are left grow away for about two weeks, and then they are weeded and earthed up again. Later on when when they are nearly fully grown, they are weeded again. A disease comes on the potato crop every year and it is called the blight. The blight cannot be stopped but it can be prevented from doing harm by spraying the potatoes. We spray our potatoes twice every year, and this is how it is done. First we get a barrel and we put a certain number of gallons of water into it, then we put the blue stone into the water and when it is melted we add washing soda

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Collector
Mortimer Ahern
Gender
male
Address
Rooskagh West, Co. Limerick
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Rooskagh West, Co. Limerick
Language
English