School: Kilcullen (B.)

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

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Bread

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 17_006

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Bread in this area about 60 years ago was made on a griddle. This was not flour bread, but ground wheaten meal. This was very hard to knead and put together. When this was baked it was just as hard to eat. This bread was not eaten for three meals as the porridge was for breakfast.
The person who was making the cake put a cross on the cake to keep it from breaking.

Collector
Seán de Fréins, alternative name John Ffrench
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mr Keegan
Gender
male
Age
72
Address
Sunnyhill, Co. Kildare
Language
English