School: Mullach Dubh

Location:
Lisgorman, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Pádhraic Ó Blioscáin

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Bread

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0203, Page 213

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Mostly all oaten meal bread was in use in this district in ancient times. The wheat and oats was grown locally and some of the farmers ground their own grain with a little instrument called a quern. Others got their oats ground at a neighbouring mill at Gortgannigan on the banks of the Bonet. Potato bread and boxty was also often made and this was mixed with milk and water. In more places a great deal of bread was baked at one time.

Collector
Michael Gillooly
Gender
male
Address
Boggaun, Co. Leitrim
Informant
Mrs Gillooly
Gender
female
Age
46
Address
Boggaun, Co. Leitrim
Language
English