School: Mohill (2) (roll number 8673)

Mohill, Co. Leitrim
Éamonn Bairéad
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0215, Page 215

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    Currawn) people paid a shilling each to get their pigs brought to town - two miles. Carts were very uncommon a hundred years ago and even later, for the people were too poor to buy them. Hay was brought in on donkeys backs. They used a spiked straddle and a man went to a haycock, wrapped up a bundle of it and stuck it on the spike. There was an art in doing this so that no hay would be dropped on the journey. Two men were said to be able to bring in 40 to 50 cocks between them in a day, but they were not so large as the cocks of hay today.
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  2. A man arose at sunrise and set his porridge on the fire. He then worked until 9 o'clock or so and came in and eat his breakfast. He seldom eat much else until his work was over at night, unless when digging potatoes when he might light a fire and roast some. Stirabout was the staple diet, with an occasional herring salted, of course potatoes at night. Variations of this diet were "boxty" and "flummery" described elsewhere.
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