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Since our grandparent's time there have been a lot of changes in Irish farming. Today machinery does a lot of the work. This means that less people are needed to run farms.

Ploughing and planting
Irish Farmers' Journal

The picture above shows how ploughing and planting seeds has changed. Today large machines do most of the work. In this way the tradition of the Meitheal is no longer needed in Irish country life.