School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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Food in Olden Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 01_023

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The people of long ago lived in plain food. Potatoes were eaten three times a day about eight years ago. The men worked hard drawing seaweed from the strand to manure their lands and lived in this ford. In later times people used yellow meal they called it "gruel" and they drank the skimmed milk.
Bread then came to be the food, it was eaten twice a day with skimmed milk and potatoes for one

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Eily Godley
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Michael Godley
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