RICHARD FLYNN, AGE 70`s, RUSH (Part 2)
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RICHARD FLYNN, AGE 70`s, RUSH (Part 2)

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In this recording, compiled by Tom Maher in 2005, Richard Flynn, ably aided by his brother Paud, the discussion focuses on the soil and sand, the use of seaweed, the different varieties of potato seed, the techniques in tilling, hand-weeding and the seasons in which the crop was set, as well as the fly control and the sprayings which were used by the older people. The bad years of crop failure and devastating blight, the origin of the potato seed, and the storing of the crop and the harvesting were discussed, as were the local characters associated with the growing of the potato crop.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Fingal (north Dublin), first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

63.13 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDDNN01-74

Subject:

The potato crop

Recorded by:

Tom Maher