School: Slieverue (roll number 12476)

Location:
Slieveroe, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
John Carey

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0844, Page 210

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As far as I can gather from the pupils of Slieverue School the following seems to have been position as regards food in this district up to about fifty years ago.
Oaten bread griddle baked (some of these griddles are still kept in the house although not in use) was in fairly general use as well as barley bread and a bread made of a mixture of wheat and rye flour. A field in Kilmurry is yet known as the "rye field". Potato cake and a cake made of a mixture of flour and Indian meal were also use.
Cold Indian meal stirabout was made into pancakes with flour and fried in fat.
Indian meal stirabout was general and

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Collector
Sean Mac Fhiachra
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Language
English