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 487

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The bread was made from oaten meal and boxty and oats in the olden times. The flour was made locally. People remember querns being used in the district. Bread was made from potatoes in the olden times. The people kneaded the water, bread with water.
Bread was made once or twice a week. The people used to put a cross in the top of the cake. The bread was baked in an oven. There was bread baked in front of the fire against the lid of a pot. It is made of steel. There was griddle-cakes made at times. There was no special kind of bread made on any occasion.

Collector
Mollie Govin
Gender
female
Address
Mace Lower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Govin
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Mace Lower, Co. Mayo
Language
English