School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Bread

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 361

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There are many kinds of bread used in the district in olden times. Bread was made from wheat and oats. The flour was made locally. There were querns used in the district long ago. The kinds of bread used are potato-cake, boxty bread and oaten-meal bread. The ingredients used for making a potato-cake are boiled potatoes scraped, squeezed and then made into a cake. The oaten-meal bread was made from oaten-meal. Water was used sometimes and other-times milk. Bread was baked every day. There were not any marks cut on the top of the cake.
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Collector
Nora Carney
Gender
female
Address
Mace Lower, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Mace Lower, Co. Mayo
Language
English