School: An Churrach (Crogh), Árd Fhionáin (roll number 7911)

Curragh, Co. Tipperary
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tSearraigh i mBaile Cill Dúin Óige i bparóiste Baile Piochain (Ui Bhéacháin)
Fo-abha den tSiúir is eadh Abha an tSearraigh.

Thistle Cutters used in this parish
Diagram 1
Wooden Handle
This part is edged with a file.
Diagram 2
Timber Handle
Diagram 3
Ráca Prátaí is all made of wood. Was formerly used for covering the potatoes when set in the ridges. They are still a few being used in this parish.
Diagram 4. Griofán
A grifán is used for breaking the sods in a ban field when it has been broken for the first time.

Séamus Cúndún
Curragh, Co. Tipperary

Sheep are washed here in the month of May. Some people take the sheep to the river and a man goes out and dips each sheep a few times in the water. Others do not go out into the river at all but put a rope round the sheep's neck and throw it out and pull it in with the rope.