School: Aughacashel (roll number 15356)

Location:
Aghacashel, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Joseph Conifry

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were many people then that could not afford to eat more than two meals a day. There was little or no tea used at that time except on "big' occasions such as Christmas and Easter. It was bought in very small quantities, not more I think, than an ounce at a time. Very few could afford to buy two ounces. Whatever was left when that "big day" was over was put away very carefully by the woman of the house and if a great friend happened to come on a visit it was used in his honour, and as a special treat, just as a man to-day might have a small drop of brandy in the house, left over perhaps from a sickness, and then when a visitor who seldom called to the house, arrived that precious drop might be produced. Very often the woman-of-the-house used to have a little drop "on the quiet" herself. But woe betide the young girl at that time that got the name of a tea-drinker, and remember, she wouldnt drink it often in the week, much less in the day, to get

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Collector
Joseph Conifry
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Informant
John Mulvey
Gender
male
Age
82
Occupation
farmer
Address
Bunrevagh, Co. Leitrim
Language
mixed