School: St Columkille's, Aughnacliffe (roll number 14220)

Location:
Aghnacliff, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Eoghan Mac Aodha

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How to Make Colcannon

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0762, Page 054

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The people made colcannon in the harvest. It is made in this way. First we get a bucket of potatoes. They are then washed clean. After this they are peeled. They are then put in a bucket of clean water and washed again.
They are put in a pot of clean water and put over the fire to boil. When they are boiled they are taken off the fire. They are then drained. When they are drained they are pounded with a pounder. When the potatoes are well pounded there is new-milk and salt put in them. They are mixed again also. After this the colcannon is lifted up on plates. Then there is a little hole put in the middle of the colcannon. There is a bit of butter put in the hole then. After this it is ready to eating. Colcannon

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Informant
Mr John Mc Keon
Gender
male
Age
35
Address
Smear, Co. Longford
Language
English