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2018-12-11 16:02
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before either of these roads were made. I might have heard, but I am getting forgetful. I remember to hear it said that the men making the Mullaghgarve road were paid 6d per day, but they too had to support themselves out of this. The food at that time and when I was a young lad, at any rate, was principally potatoes, oatmeal made into "stirabout" (porridge, oaten bannocks, made on a griddle, boxty, flummery, and "bull's milk" (the name given to oat shells or "shelling" steeped in water for a couple of days, The liquid was used as a drink at meals especially if milk was not plentiful).