Pat Smyth 21st July 2017 Skylark Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway
Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)
Interviewee: Pat Smyth (PS)
CD: And did you ever have to kill a pig?
PS: No, no I never killed pigs at all!
CD: No. And did you like black pudding and things like that?
PS: Get a thick pudding
CD: You’d buy it in a shop, would you?
PS: Yeah, buy it off a man called Mitchell
CD: Oh, right. And would you have to go to his shop or would he come round to ye?
PS: No, you had to it
CD: Right and where was this in?
PS: This was in Glan (Glenamady)
CD: Ah, very good. And what over, what other things would your mother buy at the shop?
PS: We’d buy, eh…lard
CD: Right, that’s for cooking the dinners
PS: She’d get the lard out of the goose too
CD: And you’d save the lard then from the goose?
CD: And you’d have to buy tea leaves
PS: We had to buy tea leaves, yeah…
CD: Do you like the cup of tea?
PS: I do, yeah, always tea leaves
CD: Did you ever drink coffee in your house?
PS: I did, yeah
CD: Did you? Do you remember the first time you ever drank coffee?
PS: I remember drinking Bovril
CD: Oh, very nice
CD: And would you drink that after school or in the evening time, or when?
PS: I have it a cold day
CD: Yeah, it would warm you up
PS: Yeah it warms me up in the winter time
PS: Or I’d have turnip soup