School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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Potatoes

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 16_016

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The potatoe is the common food of the Irish people It is grown in every aprt of the country
They were first introduced into the country by Sir Walter Raleigh
In Galway the "spuds" are planted thus - The field is dug up with a spade as the ground is too rocky for a plough this is very tedious work. The land is then manured and then filled in. On account of the inconveiniency of the means of cultivating, the fields are built very small, each field or "garidhe" being only an acre and a quarter and sometimes even smaller

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Collector
Peadar O Díosca
Gender
male
Address
Halverstown, Co. Kildare
Language
English