School: Carrowreagh (roll number 16884)

An Cheathrú Riabhach, Co. Dhún na nGall
Annie Davidson
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 140

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  1. During the nineteenth century machinery came into use.
    Before this period nearly all the corn was cut with the scythe, the sickle went into nooks & corners.
    [Drawing] - A Scythe
    [Drawing] - B Sickle
    [Drawing] - C Flail
    - these two ends were flattened & a hole made in each by a hot iron pierced through, then the leather thong was put through & tied firmly in 2 or 3 knots.
    About 20 years since flail was in use in this district
    Used for threshing the grain out of the ears of corn. It was made from two pieces of sticks, jointed with a piece of leather.
    [Drawing] - Old fashioned Turnip Cutter
    - Knife
    - Turnips
    Made from long thick piece of board & piece of scythe blade.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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        1. talmhaíocht (~2,659)
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