School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

Location:
Breaghwy, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Peadar Ó Catháin

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The Food of Long Ago

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 330

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In the olden days the food was different to the food the people use now They used no tea, but they used stirabout and potatoes. They had only three meals a day. They used to eat their food out of a basket which was left on the floor.
They used to very little meat. Fish they used to eat mostly but on feast-days they used to have a goose and a lot of other things. They did not eat any bread except on special days. They did not eat much meat only fish which they sometimes

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