for the purpose. The furrow was then dug and chopped to make fine and this was spread on the top and made the surface of the ridge smooth.In dry land the ridges were spread in the same way. A harrow was sometimes used to level the surface and make the clay fine. Furrows about one foot wide were cut with a plough between each ridge. The clay from the furrow was shovelled on to the ridge.
In the village of Kilmuckridge there was what was known as a Stirabout Kitchen. The meal was supplied free to the persons in charge. The stirabout was made and the the food ready cooked was given free of charge to anyone making application for a supply.