School: Gort na Gaoithe (roll number 14218)

Location:
Windfield, Co. Galway
Teacher:
M. Ó Lócháin

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Gort na Gaoithe | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0046, Page 0066

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Three meals a day people ate in former times, they were, breakfast, dinner and supper.
There was no certain times for meals. The people worked before breakfast, sometimes two hours.
In the morning they had stirabout, for dinner they had potatoes and butter-milk and for supper they boxty made of potatoes and flour. Potatoes were not eaten at every meal. Milk was drunk, butter-milk and new milk.
The table was placed near the wall anybody that had one. It was never hung against the wall.
Oaten meal bread was eaten. It was made with warm water, salt and meal. It was baked in a griddle.
Meat was seldom eaten any time the had meat, bacon they had.

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Collector
Mary Breheny
Gender
female
Age
15
Address
Rushestown, Co. Galway
Language
English