CARNAUN NATIONAL SCHOOL
The School Plough
It is a Pierce plough and it was made in Wexford.
Peter Morrissey bought it after the war. He used it for ploughing the soil
on his farm. It was used a lot. It took two horses to pull it. In the olden
days he often started ploughing at six o’clock in the morning and would
not finish until late in the evening with only a short break at lunchtime.
Peter fed his horses in what they called a ‘nose bags’. He took off the
bridles to allow them to eat. They stuck their heads and munched away.
When the plough turned the soil the seagulls came in hundreds for worms
in the soil. They were a great sight.
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