Other Food at Home
Paddy Kelly 21st July 2017 Skylark Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway
Other food at home
Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)
Interviewee: Paddy Kelly (PK)
CD: Where you ever on a picnic Paddy?
PK: No, no, I was never on a picnic
CD: I suppose being in the bog is a bit like a picnic, isn’t it?
PK: Maybe I was when I was younger
CD: When you were a small lad maybe?
PK: When I was younger, but don’t remember it
CD: Yeah, and did you have chickens at home when you were a small lad?
PK: Mmm, I think, so
CD: And did you milk the cow, were you able to milk the cow or did you have cows?
PK: We hadn’t cows, no [inaudible]
CD: And did you have to buy the milk so in the shop?
PK: We had to buy it. We had an aul sow.
CD: Had you? And was she a pet?
PK: She was a pet, yeah.
CD: And did you have a name for her?
PK: Ah, no
CD: No. And what happened to her, did you sell her?
PK: We sold her, we sold her.
CD: Right. And did you have any other animals at home? Besides the sow…and the chickens?
PK: No, we had nothing else and the chickens, nothing else
CD: So, you had to buy things in the shop then really?
CD: And did you drink tea when you were small, you had tea and coffee?
PK: I drank tea when I was small yeah
CD: Yeah, you’d have the cup of tea. Do you like the taste of coffee, did you ever taste it?
PK: I did, I did taste it
CD: You’d rather the tea though, would you?
PK: I would, yeah