School: Knocknagilla

Location:
Knocknagillagh, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
T. Mac Giolla Críost

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0979, Page 385

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Boxty bread was made out of grated potatoes, potatoe bread was made out of boiled potatoes and flour, and oaten bread out of oat meal. Meat was seldom eaten. Cabbage was eaten as a vegetable. Dokens and nettles were eaten but are now gone out of fashion. Wooden noggins were used before cups became common. Milk was drunk and it was usually butter milk.

Collector
Anna Soden
Gender
female
Informant
Bernard Soden
Gender
male
Address
Mullymagowan, Co. Cavan
Language
English

The meals consisted of breakfast_stirabut and buttermilk. Dinner_ potatoes and cabbage, bacon or turnips or "sowans'. Supper_stirabout and butter_milk and afterwards potatoes.