School: Danescastle

Location:
Danescastle, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Micheál Ó Loinghsigh

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Danescastle | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 072

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to save their boots.
Very few wore Stockings.
Socks were hand-Knit and were invariably coloured white.

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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