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 02_046

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The food in olden times differed very much from the food nowadays. The people lived on home grown food such as potatoes. The got up at about seven o'clock and they went to their work before they ate their breakfast. After an hour or so they came in and had a good meal of potatoes and skim milk. This was their food throughout the day except they sometimes had gruel for the supper which was made of meal. They also made "Stampy" sometimes. They made it of potatoes which were grated with

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Collector
Mary Flahive
Gender
female
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Informant
Edmond Flahive
Gender
male
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Language
English