School: Nart (roll number 11660)

Location:
Nart, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Mrs Mc Adoo

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Local Recipes

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0952, Page 179

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"Samhains" (Sowens)

Steep the oatmeal in water for two or three days until it sours. Stir an odd time. Strain and boil until it thickens like cornflour.
Nettles
Fry the bacon, put water, pepper and salt in a saucepan. Add as much chopped nettles as required, also a few handfuls of oatmeal. Make dumplings of boiled porridge and flour well rolled in hands. Boil all together.
Sometimes a sheep's head is added to the stew.
A story is told of a woman who put on this stew, including the sheep's head, and then went

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Collector
A. F. M. Mc Adoo
Occupation
teacher
Informant
Miss Annie Abbott
Gender
female
Age
70
Address
Lisnaveane, Co. Monaghan
Language
English