Ned Donohoe and Food in the Old Times

Gallagh, Co. Galway

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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’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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