Pat Smyth

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?

PS: Yeah

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

PS: Yeah

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

CD: Yeah

PS: Or I’d have turnip soup

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