School: Lios Béalad, Dún Mánmhaí (roll number 11715)

Lios Béalaid, Co. Chorcaí
Conchobhar Ó Héigcearrtaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0303, Page 367

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    ridges. Wooden ploughs were used in olden times. There are none left. The spades are bought in a shop. At first the potatoes are cut into [?] There are three or four in every potato. There must be an eye in every pgioláne or else it wont grow.
    The local people help one another in sowing the potatoes by horse work.
    The potatoes are sprayed three times during the Summer months. The young boys and girls pick the potatoes. The big potatoes are picked out of the small ones and are left in pits in the field. The small potatoes are taken home and given to the cows for food.
    The local names that are given to the potatoes are the Champions, the Kerr pinks and the Arran Banners. The Kerr pinks grown best in the district.
    Long ago potatoes were used instead of starch.
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  2. Potatoes are grown on our farm. There are two acres of potatoes sown every year. Some years there is a better crop of potatoes than other years. My father prepares the ground. The ground is manured before turned up. In my district the potatoes are usually sown in drills. The land is first broken up with a pair of horses and a spring
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    Clare Crowley
    Mrs Margaret Crowley
    Inse Fionn, Co. Chorcaí