Flax Flowers


Original watercolour of blue flax flowers, painted by an Irish Artist.

Flax growing was an integral part of life around Bailieborough of old. Flax was grown locally and dried out along the riverbanks. I just loved this little gem I found of a girl called Eileen in the 1930’s describing one of the tools that was used in harvesting the flax.

‘There is a rippler at our house. I brought it to the school.

It was used for taking boughs off flax. there were two sharps on it.

They used to put it on a cart and hit the sheaves on it and then pull them through it.

When the boughs were taken off the rest of the flax was used for thatching.

They kept some of the boughs for sowing and they fed calves with the rest of them.’

Written by Eileen Carroll, a student at Druim an Easbuig school (Drumanespick, Co. Cavan) around 1937



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Created by Maria Jordan-O’Reilly, using both digital art methods and her own original artwork.  Designed and printed in her studio in County Cavan.

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