School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 93

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When the first tea came to Carn, there was a 'station' in Glentogher and though it would be a rare thing to have tea ready for the clergy after the station, the woman of the house in which the station was held, bought a pound of tea and put it in a large pan, filled it with water, and boiled it. When it was boiled they drained off the 'tree' and left the leaves on a plate. When the priests sat down to the tea they asked the woman of the house how did she make the tea and she said that she put the tea in a pan and boiled it and then emptied off the 'bree'. The priests said that if she had given them the 'bree' instead of the leaves it would have been much better.

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In the days gone by, people used octen porridge for their breakfast and a few potatoes and herring for their dinner.

In the days gone by, people used oaten porridge for their breakfast and a few potatoes and herring

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Informant
Mrs Ann O' Donnell
Gender
female
Age
82
Language
English