School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0907, Page 458

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were called bread ovens.
Some people used to make four-cornered bread, and more used to make the bread round.
In some places the people used to make loaves for themselves

There was an old woman, named Mrs. Nolan, who lived in Johnstown. she had a quern, and used to grind what flour would do her for a week. She then made cakes on Monday to last for the week

Patrick Rossiter
Johnstown, Co. Carlow

In this district bread was made from wheat. Long ago, people sowed some wheat, and ground it themselves in querns and made wheaten flour. When they were making the bread, they put the sign of the cross on it to make it rise. Bread was not made every day, but enough for a week was made, at a time