Bent or marram grass was planted on the Trá Bhán or White Strand Carrickfinn. Each family in the locality had their own division. The harvesting season started on November 1st each year. The bent was cut about a foot below the surface of the ground, this allowed it to grow again for the next year’s harvest. Most families worked in a group called a meitheal. The grass was made into stooks which was dried and then was taken home by donkey and later horse and cart. It was used for the seasonal thatching of their homesteads and cow byres.

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