Flax is growing again in Durrus part of Glas scheme to assist birdlife, the farm in question once had a flax pond.  The commercial part of the plant is from the root upwards:

 

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Miscellaneous items West Cork Flax growing, linen, weaving:

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u0vIz1nxG34pJua7qC7jtTCKWLjwVY81jSl0usPdojk/edit

 

 

 

 

https://durrushistory.com/2016/06/01/a-glimpse-of-the-18th-and-early-19th-century-linenflax-industry-in-durrus-and-schull-west-cork-from-the-lost-census-of-1766-1821-1841-1851-with-names-cole-croston-webb-whitley-johnson-183/

https://durrushistory.com/2016/04/04/the-linen-and-flax-industry-in-dunmanway-west-cork-fines-for-steeping-flax-in-the-river-bandon-and-other-rivers-1835-2/

 

https://durrushistory.com/2016/02/27/munster-flax-society-visit-to-bantry-farms-1860-prizes-james-philips-james-vickery-ballycomane-charles-dukelow-best-dairy-coomkeen-improvements-on-bandon-estate-durrus-1869-praise-from-charle-2/

 

https://durrushistory.com/2015/09/16/minutes-of-balineen-co-cork-agricultural-society-1845-7-ordered-that-pamphlet-on-turnips-be-translated-into-irish-for-some-of-the-protestant-famers-turnips-flax-growing-plight-of-labourers-att-2/