School: Kilcullen (B.)

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

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Old Foods

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 16_023

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The local food in Galway is hot potatoes, boiled cabbage, and mackeral or rock-fish for dinner. perwinkles cockles, and buttermilk for supper and Homemade cake, honey (of which there is plenty) eggs and tea. There is no course of meals in Galway, a man has a meal when ever he wants it.
On Sundays the Connaction has stew for first course and his choice for drink of Porter, Poteen, whiskey, Bass or "Aran Ale", which is the local drink of the 'Aran Islands'
The most common food by far is "Boxty" Bread which is made from raw potatoes and flour

Collector
Peadar O Díosca
Gender
male
Address
Halverstown, Co. Kildare
Language
English