School: Islandanny (roll number 5748/9)

Rea, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chatháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 532

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  1. First a quantity of Indian meal was put into the lossed and wet with boiling water. It was then kneaded well using a little flour to keep the hands fit for kneading.
    It was then made into the shape of a cake and cut into eight parts. Each part was called "a pointer".
    It was then put on a hot, greased griddle and left to bake for 10 min or so.
    When baked it was about a quarter of an inch in thickness. It was very healthy bread and those reared on it went into the grave with a mouth full
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    Mrs Brosnan
    Shronebeirne, Co. Kerry