Olden Times

Gorteen, Co. Galway

People had no special hour for eating, they ate 3 meals a day. It was usual for people to work before having their first meal of the day. For breakfast, they would eat oaten bread with butter and some milk. They would have potatoes for the dinner and they did not eat much meat. They lived chiefly on potatoes, oaten bread, milk and stir about. There was no tea in those days and they drank from wooden mugs not cups.

Collector: Margaret O’Brien, Clough, Gorteen

Informant: Mrs Dooley, Clogh, Co. Galway and Mrs Coen, Temple, Co. Galway

Place: Gorteen, Co. Galway

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

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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