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2019-05-22 22:30
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My Grandmother Mrs McDonald of Pound Street, told me there was no such thing as a week of working hours, when she was a little girl. People worked from daylight till dark. In big gentlemen's houses, the steward who hired the men and women gave them wages every week. These wages consisted of six shillings and a certain amount of oatmeal and potatoes. My Grandmother's father was a steward on a big farm in the county Kildare and their method of working was to be on the sod at 7 am with their breakfast of porridge down. At dinner time which was from