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Carrigeen

Carrigeen is very plentiful along the shores of Urris and for that reason the boys and girls gather it. It is pulled during Spring tides when the tide goes out too far.

Carrigeen is a short little weed that grows on the rocks at the bottom of the sea. At first it is a brown colour but after a while it changes. It is left out to bleach and dry. The dew, the sun and the wind bleach it. When it is dry it is put into bags and taken in and put in a safe place. Some of it is sold and two shillings per stone is got for it. It is then sent to the factories. Iodine is got from it and foods are got from it also.



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