School: Islandanny (roll number 5748/9)

Rea, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chatháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 527

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  1. In olden times people existed on two meals a day and each meal consisted of potatoes and sour milk.
    The farming community and their helpers set to work at 5.30 a.m. and never later than 6. They worked for two hours and then returned home to breakfast: - a meal of potatoes, and in later years it consisted of yellow meal bread called "palk" and a saucepan of sour milk.
    Work was then continued until late evening, and when all work was over the family sat down to a second meal of potatoes and milk.
    If the family was large
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. products
      1. food products (~3,601)
    Mr O Connor
    Duagh, Co. Kerry