Vintage Potato Farming in Ireland – Farming with Horses & Vintage Tractors

Vintage Potato Farming in Ireland

In this film we capture how our ancestors grew potatoes here in Ireland for generations using horses and then the shift to the use of the tractor in the 1950s.
We show each of the stages in potato farming from the preparation of the ground, fertilising, planting ands then on to the harvesting. No crop is as associated with Ireland as the Potato and we look at its vital role as a food source. In this film we feature a local cook preparing two traditional Irish dishes with the humble potato.
This film, originally called “A Taste of Farming Life” was produced by John Thompson Video Production, Garvagh, Northern Ireland.
 
Credit to : Videos of Irish Farming Life