Muckross Traditional Farms Machinery

One of the most interesting things about Muckross Traditional Farms in Killarney National Park, was all the examples of old farm machinery and vehicles.  Everywhere I looked there was something else to photograph, many of them conjuring up memories from my childhood.

 

 

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Swath turner, used to turn the cut hay, lying in lines in the fields, so that it would dry in the sun.

 

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Barrow of turf for the fire.

 

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Root cutter, used to pulp and cut crops such as turnips, for the livestock.

 

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Threshing machine, which wouldn’t have been owned by the farmer.  They would travel round from farm to farm.

 

 

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Hay rake.

 

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