School: Gort na Díogha (roll number 15587)

Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway
Séamus Ó Dochartaigh, Bean Uí Dhochartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 099

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Boxty Bread Peel raw potatoes and scrape them then with a scraper. (Scraper-) Flat piece of tin bored with a nail and curved into shape. Mix a little flower with it and bake it in a griddle. It turns out something like potato cake but very dard in colour. (A flat board is on Back of scraper + [?] nailed to it at sides
Swedgeen Out meal and milk boiled together for five minutes.
Made with oaten meal hot water and mill seeds. The seeds are put into a vessel and left to soak for a few days until they get sour. Others say to boil Shearing in a pot until it is boiled to jelly. It is very good for a cough or cold.
(I think this is Shearings) Steep oatmeal and seeds, in a crock or tub of water for four or five days and cover with straw to keep the seed under the water. It is used for drinks and also for stirabout instead of milk.

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