Margaret Heagney 21st July 2017 Deerpark Social Services Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)
Interviewee: Margaret Heagney (MH)
CD: Is there any food that you don’t like?
MH: Is there anything I didn’t like? No. Well, to list from today back now, when I see my grandchildren come from school. “Mam, what’s for dinner”. We never asked that question.
CD: Did ye not?
MH: The same thing every day; bacon and cabbage every day, so therefore…
CD: You didn’t have to ask
MH: You didn’t have to ask. But now, it’s “what for dinner mam”!
CD: There’s all different things.
MH: Ah, sure look it!
CD: In some ways, there’s an awful lot of food wasted too isn’t there?
MH: There is now. We’d keep, if there was, you know, a few good potatoes left over on the table, mammy would say, “hold them now and peel them” and we’d fry them in the pan in the evening
MH: Or she’d make potato bread or there’d be something, it wouldn’t be wasted. You’d waste nothing, there was no such thing as throwing out!