Fried Bread Going to School
Martin Monahan 21st July 2017 Deerpark Social Services Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Fried Bread Going To School
Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)
Interviewee: Martin Monahan (MM)
CD: And can you remember the first time you tasted tea or coffee?
MM: I used to always have tea, anyhow
CD: Yeah. Some people don’t like tea and some people don’t like coffee
MM: But then…I didn’t like coffee until a couple of years ago
CD: Yeah, it’s…
MM: I used always drink tea and then I started drinking coffee, and then I got out of it because it wasn’t agreeing with me
CD: Yeah. Usually, when you go into people’s houses they give you the cup of tea
MM: The cup of tea. That was always the tradition
CD: That’s it. What would you eat for your breakfast in the morning? If you had a choice of anything you’d like to eat what would you eat?
MM: We used to eat fried bread
CD: Oh, very nice
MM: My mother used to cook it. In the pan. I used to always have that before I’d go to school, so I would. Fried bread.
CD: And would that be fried in butter?
MM: No, well just put butter under it and fry it
CD: Very nice. That would keep you going until the lunch time
MM: It would. I used always have the friend bread before I went to school.
CD: It would keep you warm as well
MM: It would, I used to love it
CD: It’s very nice