School. Going to the bog

Paddy Kelly

Paddy Kelly 21st July 2017 Skylark Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway

School and Going to the Bog

Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)

Interviewee: Paddy Kelly (PK)


CD: Paddy, do you remember being a young lad going to school?

PK: I do, yeah

CD: And what used to have to eat in school, for lunch time?

PK: Bread and tea

CD: Bread and tea, and how would you bring the tea, would it be in a bottle?

PK: No, I’d have a cup and go to the bog one time

CD: And would you ever go to the bog when you were a small lad and have to bring the tea with you?

PK: My mother brought a bottle of tea in for e

CD: Ah, very nice, and would she bring something for you to eat?

PK: She would, yeah

CD: What kind of things would she bring?

PK: She’d bring bread and cake and all of that

CD: Oh lovely, it’s a long aul day in the bog, isn’t it?

PK: Yeah

CD: Yeah. And you’d be working hard?

PK: Working hard, yeah

CD: Would you have a donkey and card with ye?

PK: We would

CD: Would you? How long…you’d stay the whole day then in the bog, would you?

PK: You would, yeah

CD: And you got the turf turned?

PK: Right




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