School: Drong (roll number 15699)

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Drung, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Seán P. Mac Gabhann

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Food in Olden Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1117, Page 252

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Folklore.
Food in olden times.
In olden times people did not eat as much as they do now. They only took three meals every day, breakfast, dinner and supper.
They took potatoes in the morning and at dinner-time and they took tea or porridge at night. Every house got two lbs. of sugar every week, and when that was finished they had to want, In Lent every one in the house had to take black tea.
A bag of flour had to do them for about two months. When they churned the old people kept half a pound of butter for themselves and the rest was sent to the shop. The old people sat at the table and the young ones sat on the floor.

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Collector
Willie James Hargan
Gender
male
Address
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Annie Hargan
Gender
female
Address
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal
Language
English