School: Lusk (B.) (roll number 718)

Location:
Lusk, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
L. Ó Duinn

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Food in Olden Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0786, Page 195

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The principal food long ago was, potatoes and stirabout. There was no such thing as tea or cocoa. The stirabout was made from Indian meal. Butchers meat was unknown. Bacon was the only meat used. All farmers and other people killed and cured their own bacon. I heard my Grannie say, that when she was young she carried stirabout out to the men in the fields when they were reaping.
Long ago the people had not the same vessels as we have now. They drank out of wooden mugs and bowls. These had no handles.

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J. Brogan
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male
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Tom Seaver
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male
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Commons (1st Division), Co. Dublin
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English