School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

Location:
Tankerstown, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Thom. F. Meagher

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 337

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Long ago there was a thick population here in Cappagh, work was very laborious tilling the land with wooden implements, the ford was very poor also.

Long ago there was a thick population her in Cappagh: work was very laborious tilling the land with wooden implements, the food was very poor also.
The people used to make their own bread of ground oats which they baked on a gridle.
The used to have yellow meal stirabout and sour milk three times a day.
Later on when conditions improved they used oaten meal porridge.
When the men were building the railway, their hire was a pound of yellow meal every day.

Collector
Alice Maxey
Gender
female
Address
Cappauniac, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Kate Murnane
Gender
female
Address
Cappauniac, Co. Tipperary
Language
English