School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)

Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Máire de Staic

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In older times they had no flour so the people had to use wheaten bread baked on a griddle. If they had visitors they would make boxty of potatoes scraped into a very fine pulp and mixed with wheaten flour and baked between two cabbage leaved beside the fire.

A bake of oaten meal bread on a griddle was what the men took going to the bog and the children going to school.