School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 13_009

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80 yrs ago people of this district used to make bread out of oaten meal. This bread was black when baked.
The majority of the people baked it an a griddle on a turf fire on the ground. In previous years it was baked between two stones which were hot There wer no such things as baking powder bread soda or yeast so the bread bread was very heavy and hard.

Collector
Diarmuid O Ceallaigh, Jerry Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English