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Inspirational: Vintage potato farming in Ireland – Farming with horses and vintage tractors

In this endearing film the producers capture how Irish ancestors grew potatoes in Ireland for generations, using horses and then the shift to the use of the tractor in the 1950s. They show each of the stages in potato farming from the preparation of the soil, fertilising, planting and then on to the harvesting.

No crop is as associated with Ireland as the potato, and the film producers look at its vital role as a food source. In this film they also feature a local cook preparing two traditional Irish dishes with the humble potato.

The film, originally called “A Taste of Farming Life“, was produced by John Thompson Video Production, Garvagh, Northern Ireland. It is published on the Videos of Irish Farming Life YouTube channel. Please subscribe to Irish Farming Life’s channel if you enjoyed this video: Check out their Irish farming life playlist at Find them online at “Videos of Irish Farming Life” or visit

Source: Videos of Irish Farming Life

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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