School: An Cnoc (B.) (roll number 16122)

Location:
Knock, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Riain

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Food in Olden Time

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0108, Page 249

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In the olden times food was different than it is now. There were three meals eaten a day. The breakfast, dinner, and the supper. They used to have potatoes for the breakfast, and a sauspan of butter-milk. For the dinner oat-cakes or potato cakes and a drink of black-tea, and for supper poridge and new milk. They used to have three kinds of bread oat-meal bread, yellow-meal bread, and boxty bread. They did not eat much meat. It was fish they mostly eat. In the olden

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Collector
James O' Connell
Gender
male
Informant
William Rachford
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Cloonturnaun, Co. Mayo
Language
English