School: Corrovally, Achadh Dúin, An Sciobairín (roll number 13961)

Location:
Corravoley, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Eileen Reid

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Wines

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0294, Page 269

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People make delicious wines from sloes, blackberries, dandelions, elderberries, rhubarb and many others. Cider is also made from apples.
My mother makes a delicious wine from sloes. At first a large earthenware jar is procured, then a layer of sloes is placed in the bottom of the jar. These are then covered with sugar. Next, a second layer of sloes and sugar on these again, and so on till the jar is about three quarters full.
The jar is then covered with a piece of muslin and left in a cool place for about seven or eight weeks.
At the end of this time the wine is fit for use. The liquid is strained out of the

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Collector
Betty Connell
Gender
female
Address
Ardura Beg, Co. Cork
Informant
J. Connell
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
42
Address
Ardura Beg, Co. Cork
Language
English