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December 2009

(Above) Photograph dated 31 December 1942, illustrating ploughing in the grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin. With the advent of rationing during the Emergency, parts of land around the Áras were farmed to boost food production.

(NAI, Office of the Secretary to the President, PRES 1/P 2112
Reproduced by kind permission of the Irish Press)