School: Lankill (roll number 16904)

Lainn Chille, Co. Mhaigh Eo
Seán Ó Cibhil
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0137F, Page 04_017

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  1. Long ago there was no tea and they had to live on potatoes and stirabout. Sometimes the used to live on casts.They used to roast the potatoes out in the fields in fires. Sometimes they used to boil potatoes and they used to put them out on a basket. Sometimes they would have a noggin of milk, and they all would drink out of it with big wooden spoons. They had no knifes but big spoons. After they would get up they would go out working for three or four hours. Then when they would come in for break-fast they would have to eat either potatoes or stirabout. They had no clocks but they used to look at the sun. The clocks come in 1893 but for a long time no one would look at the clocks. They could nearly tell the
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    John Edward Grady
    Cluain Scil, Co. Mhaigh Eo