School: Ardvarney (roll number 15116)

Ardvarney, Co. Leitrim
Máire, Bean Uí Amhaltúin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0202, Page 117

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    half-ton of potatoes from Michael Cosgrave and he brought them home in four bags each contained 2 1/2 cwt. He brought each of them on his back home a distance of 3 miles as the crow flies. He was then over 75 years of age. Mrs. Foard of Killargue Parish often carried a firkin of butter on her back from her home to Sligo market a distance of 18 miles. Those are facts that can be proven. The son of Mrs. Foard mentioned above occupied a farm not many yards from this school.
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  2. People had two meals in winter long ago and in summer they had three. The two meals were usually eaten one in the morning and one in the evening.
    The people did alot of work before they took any food.
    Their meals consisted of home grown food which was potatoes and porridge. The potatoes were not altogether used at every meal but sometimes they were
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    1. products
      1. food products (~3,601)
    Margaret Curneen
    Drumconor, Co. Leitrim