School: Carrowreagh (roll number 16884)

Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal
Annie Davidson
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 135

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 135

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  3. XML “Grid-Iron for Baking Oatcake”

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  1. [Drawing] - Grid-iron
    About 18" high
    About 15" broad
    leg 19"
    8" across shelf
    The leg stands out (fork on ground) at the back of the grid-iron to support it.
    the oat-cake sits on the shelf at bottom, & is supported by bar going across
    Some people just put some hard turf around the hearth to form a semicircle, round the fire & cut the oatcake into 4 pieces, & put it up with the turf for a support at back. This was done when the fire was on the hearth. Or they had a different shaped iron, which formed a semicircle, & folded up hinges when not in use.
    [Drawing] - turf semicircle
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. products
      1. food products (~3,601)
    Joan Peoples
    Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal