In the old days, people lived on fruit even though the country was ‘overflowing with milk and honey’. Meat was usually only eaten for Sunday dinner. After a while people learned to till the land and grew wheat and could mill it into grain using flat stones and an iron axle. Nearly every man could mill in this way.
Aughrim, Co. Galway
Collector: Maureen Mullin, Newcastle, Co. Galway
Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie