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The Grufán and the Spade, Abandoned Famine Lazy Potato Beds, Kicrohane, West Cork.

The Grufán is a tool used in famine times to grub out plots from sods where a spade would not be suitable.  It is still used to batted down clods after ploughing.

West of Kilcrohane there are a number of exampled of lazy beds abandoned after the famine, never dug.  In 1841 the Munitervara Peninsula had a population of around 10,000, one of the most densely populated non urban areas in the world excluding bog, mountain and lake  There are around 1,00o now on the Peninsula.

https://durrushistory.com/2014/08/20/pre-1965-farming-practices-west-cork-red-elephant-and-epicure-potatoes-working-with-the-grufan-threshing-with-the-steam-engine-winnowng-of-wheat-and-oats-working-in-the-bog/

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