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Pat Smyth 21st July 2017 Skylark Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway

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Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)

Interviewee: Pat Smyth (PS)

 

CD: And did you ever go fishing?

PS: No

CD: You never went out. Kind of, catching fish for the dinner?

PS: No

CD: And do you like fish?

PS: Yeah

CD: A lot of people don’t like fish

PS: I like sardines, we had it a lot in the bog

CD: Yeah. I suppose they were small and easy to carry

PS: Yeah

CD: And what’s your favourite thing to eat?

PS: My favourite thing, I could like… I like picnic

CD: Picnic things, like sandwiches?

PS: Yeah.

CD: And you like the cup of tea?

  1. Yes!

CD: And what’s your favourite thing to eat in here, this is a nice place in here, in the Centre?

PS: I like tuna

CD: Ah, very nice

PS: Yeah

CD: And you get nice dinner in here?

PS: Yeah, we get nice dinner

Pat Smyth 21st July 2017 Skylark Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway

Favourite Food at Home

Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)

Interviewee: Pat Smyth (PS)

 

CD: And did you have vegetables in the garden at home?

PS: We did

CD: What kind of vegetables did you like?

PS: We had onions and carrots…

CD: And a few potatoes, maybe?

PS: Potatoes…throw a lock of ridge or drill

CD: Yeah

PS: Potatoes

CD: So, you didn’t have to buy the vegetables in the shop, you had them at home?

PS: No

CD: And did you have chickens?

PS: He did, yes. They used to lay eggs

CD: You had the eggs then in the mornings for your breakfast?

PS: Yeah and we used to always get…my mother wold get the brown egg

CD: Ah right

PS: And there used to be white eggs in it

CD: And did they taste different?

PS: Oh no, they would not

CD: And did you ever have duck eggs?

PS: That’s…that’s a thing that never used to happen in our house like, we could never have the brown egg …

CD: Yeah

PS: My mother wold have the brown egg

CD: That was hers?

PS: Yeah. Only time we could do it was when you fry them

CD: Right

PS: Because then

CD: The shell was gone and she wouldn’t know

PS: She wouldn’t know! Yeah

CD: And did you ever taste a duck egg?

PS: I did, yeah!

CD: And did you like them? They have a strong aul taste

PS: Oh no, I’d rather the hen egg

CD: Yeah, they’re nicer. Yeah

PS: And goose eggs too

CD: I didn’t know you could eat goose eggs?

PS: You could, yeah, you could!

CD: I’ve never tasted them, are they nice?

PS: You could put a goose egg into the pan and it’s a big one

CD: It’s a big egg, is it?

PS: …nearly two

CD: It’s the size of two hen eggs, is it?

PS: Yeah, yeah!

CD: That would fill you up in the morning then!

PS: That wold fill you up!

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