Ned Donohoe and Food in the Old Times

Gallagh, Co. Galway

Ned Donohoe told me about the food in the old times. He said that he used to work for the Bellew’s at Mountbellew when he was a boy. He would take a piece of oaten bread and some fresh milk with him. He said they never used to drink tea and if they were digging potatoes they used to make a fire in the field and roast the raw potatoes and have them with the milk. In the evenings, they wold eat stir about.

Collector: Ann Raftery, Lehanagh, Co. Galway

Informant: Ned Donohoe

Place: Gallagh, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’,

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