School: Leatbeg (roll number 16146)

Location:
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Mrs Peoples

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1091, Page 166

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In olden times people had not nearly as many kinds of bread as they have nowadays.
They had three varieties namely, Oaten bread, Boxty bread, and potato bread.
Oaten bread is made as follows, A quantity of oaten meal is put into a dish and a spoonful of baking soda and a table spoonful of sugar and some butter are added. Boiling water is then poured into a dish and all mixed up. It is then flattened out and made round with the hand. Then it is placed beside the fire on an iron to harden.
To make potato bread, potatoes are boiled and then the skin is peeled off.
The potatoes are then bruised on the bakeboard with a bottle and afterwards

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Collector
Thomas Gallagher
Gender
male
Address
Tully, Co. Donegal
Informant
Lizzie Gallagher
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
36
Address
Tully, Co. Donegal
Language
English