School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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Bread

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 130

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In this district formerly the bread was most commonly eaten was wheaten-bread. The wheat used was grown and ground localy by means of a quern one of which was in every farmers' house in the district at the time. It consisted of two limestone slabs round in shape and about a foot in diameter. One was fastened to a stand specially made for the purpose, and the other with a large beam protruding was placed upon it in sucha a position that it was possible to twist it around by getting the beam into a spin. The remains of one these is still to be seen in my home

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Collector
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Gender
male
Informant
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English