School: An Grianán (Mount Temple) B.

Location:
Mount Temple, Co. Westmeath
Teacher:
S. Ó Riain
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0746, Page 053

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0746, Page 053

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  1. In preparation for the potato-planting the farmer selects his seed potatoes. These he makes sure are free from "mixtures" that is potatoes of different variety. Any too large or ill-shaped potatoes are also discarded. The potatoes are then cut into pieces, each piece containing an "eye" or two, because from the eyes the buds come. When the potatoes are too small to cut they are put down as they are.
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    Topics
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. potatoes (~2,701)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Patrick Doyle
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Magheramore, Co. Westmeath
  2. These "slits" or "scalps" as they are called are put in a shallow pit and covered with a light covering of soil or "scraws." Sometimes lime or turf mould is mixed through them
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