School: N. Seosamh, Cill Lasrach (roll number 16289)

Location:
Killasser, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Mac Carrghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 125

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The following has been obtained from Martin Peyton, 68 years, Loobnamuck, Killasser, Swinford.

Food.
I often went to Mrs Coleman (who lived beside Killasser church) drawing turf and got a saucepan of yellow meal stirabout and sugar shook on it. At that time they used to make cakes with Swedes (turnips) scrape them and mix a grain of Indian meal through them. That was done about 60 years ago. My father said he saw it done.
My father lent a coat to Thos. Pryce, Loobnamock and when it came back - there was a piece of a Swede cake in the pocket. People also used a "Cuaróg" a drink of oat meal and water. They used to boil nettles and wter grass (cress) with lard.
They'd have to wait until

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Collector
Joseph P. Caron
Gender
male
Informant
Martin Peyton
Gender
male
Age
68
Address
Loobnamuck, Co. Mayo
Language
English