School: Cill Brainis, Bun Clóidighe

Location:
Kilbrannish South, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Cáit Nic an Ultaigh

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Food in Olden Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0911, Page 006

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Food in olden times.
In olden times people had three meals a day breakfast, dinner and supper.
Breakfast was usually eaten at about eight o clock dinner at twelve o clock and supper at eight in the evening. The breakfast consisted of porridge and milk with potatoes and milk for dinner and supper.
In olden times the people worked for many houses before breakfast. In olden times when the meal was over the table was hung by the wall. The table was on the middle of the floor while they were eating their meals the people of olden times usually ate wheaten bread made from water, and baked on a griddle.
Meat was very seldom used. Fish and bacon was eaten for the dinner.

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Collector
Maria Hanrick
Gender
female
Address
Kilbrannish South, Co. Carlow
Language
English