School: Cloigeann

Location:
Cleggan, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seán Ó Fathaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 330

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them on it. These kind of cakes were called boxty. The people of long ago made another kind called Johnny CAke. They cleaned the hearth as good as they could. Then it would be hot and clean of ashes. [?] the cake put it down on the hot hearth. Then they would put the ashes over it.When it is well baked they take it up and clean the ashes of it. It is as well baked as any other cake. Pan cakes were made from milk and flour mixed a couple of eggs beaten up and baking powder added. Potatoes scones were made from mashed potatoes and flour and butter added. Then they are baked on a greased pan.

There are a great many kinds of different breads used by the people here. The soda-bread the brown bread the loaf bread and the pancake. The soda-bread is made from soda. The brown bread is made from whole-meal, butter, milk and baking powder. The old people were very fond of potatoes cakes. They used make them from potatoes and flower.
During the famine the people had no bread to eat.They used live on herbs and before the potatoes had grown they pulled the sets from the ground and eat them.

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Collector
Richard Newman
Gender
male
Informant
Patrick Newman
Gender
male
Age
44
Language
English