School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

Location:
Tooraneena, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Gearóid Ó Coindealbháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0647, Page 303

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Though supper was ready, no-one was let in
But those who dressed well and whose fathers had tin.
9.
Speculation is aimed in the forthcoming ball
It will be a strange lady who first enters the hall
She and her co-strangers may dance waltzes neat
While the deluded peasants had to take a back seat.

The bread used now is not the same as bread the people used eat long ago. In olden days people used eat bread made from oatmeal. Long ago people used to grind the oats at home but now they buy the flower.
Long ago people used to make potato-cakes.

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Collector
Pádraig Teidhirs
Gender
male
Address
Cahernaleague, Co. Waterford
Informant
Micheul Breathnach
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Language
English