School: Ring, Dalahasey (roll number 9111)

Location:
Ring Commons, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
M. Ní Reachtaire

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Food in Olden Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 58

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If one of our ancestors were ushered back from an early centery to this they would get many great surprises. They would think it was not the same country in which they lived.

Overhead they would see aeroplanes and through the country side that was once quiet, they would see trains run on the railway, and with a rush and clatter they would be off.
They would also find many changes in the matter of food.
The staple food of the people long ago, was wheaten bread honey and porridge. Potatoes were not used until they were introduced in our country by Sir Walter Raleigh in the reign of

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