School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 02_051

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Flax is a crop that is not extensively grown in the south of Ireland at the present time compared with fifty years ago. At that time everyone owning any extent of land set anything from a rood to an acre of ground under flax. It was sown in plots manured with artificial or farmyard manure. When the crop became ripe it was pulled with the hand and bound into sheaves. It was then thrown into a bog-hole for about three weeks. Then it was taken out and placed over a fire in an

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Collector
Mary Flahive
Gender
female
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Language
English