Oatmeal Tickets

Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway

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The government at the time had control over the meal. When we were getting short the priest would give us a ticket so that we could go and get it. The priest looked after those in need and appointed men here and there to give out the meal. Morris, a school teacher from Tobbaroe who was such man tasked with giving out the meal to those with tickets. The tickets were used instead of cash.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Thomas Brennan, Knockmascahill, Co. Galway

Place: Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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