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FROM 1870 - 1914 > FARMING
 
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  Horse-drawn Reaper
In spite of the growth of Belfast and other towns during the 19th century when thousands of men and women moved to the city seeking ...
 
  Hand Cutting Oats
While the horse-drawn reaper reduced some of the back-breaking manual work done on farms, many smallholders continued to harvest cereal ...
 
  Corn Stack
When the corn had been harvested, it was tied into sheaves with the stems of the corn. As farming became more mechanised, this was done ...
 
  Hay
The great increase in cattle numbers in the second half of the 19th century forced farmers to sow more grass. In winter, hay which had ...
 
  Horse Power
Before the appearance of the tractor the horse was the farmerís main source of power. Horses were used to power a simple horse ...
 
  Threshing
In the early part of the 20th century a new noise was heard throughout the winter days as the steam thresher set to work on Ulsterís ...
 
  Poultry
Hens scratching around a farmyard were a common sight in rural Ireland. At night these free-range hens would be shut in chicken huts to ...
 
  Aughnacloy Egg Market
If eggs were produced in sufficient quantity the farmerís wife had the opportunity to sell her produce in the nearby town or village. ...
 
  Cattle
In the second half of the l9th century there was a 60 per cent increase in cattle numbers in Ireland, which reflected the general shift ...
 
  Turf cutting
In rural Ulster turf provided the main fuel for heating and cooking. The widespread deposits of peat and the easy access to the bogs ...
 
 
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