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