School: Monaleen, (C.) Luimneach (roll number 7916)

Monaleen, Co. Limerick
Mrs. M. Ó Farrell

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Food in Olden Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0524, Page 134

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People had three meals.
At the breakfast they ate "stir-a-bout" bread and milk.
Bread was made at home of flour and milk and baked in a bastable with turf. They also made bread of oatmeal.
Stampy bread was made of grated potatoes and baked in fat.
Grated potatoes were also used as starch.
Potatoes were used at dinner and supper. Butter was used with these.
Fish got in the rivers near was used.
Bacon home-cured was used, and eggs.
Wooden vessels and pewter vessels were used before cups.