School: Danescastle

Danescastle, Co. Wexford
Micheál Ó Loinghsigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 072

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 072

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  3. XML “The Care of the Feet”
  4. XML “The Potato Crop”

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  1. Preparation :
    Loads of manure are brought and spread around the field.
    Then the field is ploughed and harrowed
    The potatoes were sown in ridges which were made by turning the sods over the manure.
    Wooden ploughs were used long ago but a spade was very commonly used
    In the month of October the potatoes were dug with a Spade
    Sometimes a plough was used to plough them up and the neighbours helped to pick them
    They used big baskets with a handle on each side to pick them. They stored them in pits
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. potatoes (~2,701)