School: Cill Cruain (B)

Location:
Ballyglass South, Co. Galway
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 452

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In this district long ago the people used to live on boxty, and potatoes and other kinds of food. Long ago some people had little mills, these mills were called querns, and the people used to grind oats in these mills and make oaten meal for cakes. There was a quern in the village of Castletoher which was owned by Patrick Finnegan Castletoher. (Wiam) Williamstown Co Galway. It is said that in this district long ago the people had no ovens or pans, but they used to leave the , up against a sod of turf untill it would be baked.
The chief food amongst the people long ago was potato cake and boxty and oaten meal bread. Nearly all the people of my district long ago used to make oaten bread.
In my own district now all the people has an oven, and so they can make nice bread. When anyone would be going a

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Collector
Paddy Morgan
Gender
male
Address
Kilsallagh, Co. Galway
Informant
Michael Morgan
Gender
male
Age
48
Occupation
farmer
Address
Kilsallagh, Co. Galway
Language
English