School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 264

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I have not been able to get any accounts before the corn mills driven by water were erected.
My father saw the remains of a quern which he found in the garden when he was a young boy. Bread was made from oats which was threshed with a flail and made into oaten meal.
Sometimes the oat cake was baked on a grid iron. This grid iron was a triangular shaped stand standing on three legs about two and a half inches high thick and had a diameter of over a foot and the puzzle to housewives mow - a - days is to know how they made it stand up. This oat - cake was not hard but with reasonable chewing was easily crumbled.
All I can find out about boxty is that raw potatoes were scraped into a sort of jelly. This jelly was put into a bag and

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Collector
Máirín Ní Eimhthigh
Gender
female
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Informant
M. Heavey
Age
55
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English