School: Tullamore (St. Brigid's)

Tullamore, Co. Offaly
P. Sheehy
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0806, Page 32

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0806, Page 32

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    Bread was made from wheat and oats long ago. Long ago there were no bake-houses. The people made their own bread. They had a quern for breaking hard lumps of corn. There is a grind stone in Mr Gairgan's field in Ballydaly still. Boxty bread is made on the pan. There is an old rhyme about the boxty bread "Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan if you don't eat boxty you will never be a man. There are many kinds of bread such s potato cakes, boxty bread, wheaten breat, black bread and griddle cakes. Flour was not made as easy then as it is nowadays. The bread was made with water instead of milk. Bread used to be baked in front of the fire or on
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    1. products
      1. food products (~3,601)
        1. bread (~2,063)
    Richard Forrestal
    Convent View, Co. Offaly