School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 093

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Long ago people sowed potatoes in ridges. ...

Long ago people sowed potatoes in ridges. Some people sowed them in the sides of mountains and drew the manure on their backs. The ridges are to be seen to this day. First they used to dig the place spread scilans) or slits) cover them with sea weed and cover that with clay. Timber plough's they used and black thorn bushes for harrows
The Champions were the best potatoes around. The people now have not much trouble because they have harrows, and ploughs and many other ways to cultivate land.

Collector
Fergus Linnane
Gender
male
Informant
Michael Linnane
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Address
Sheshia, Co. Clare
Language
English