Margaret Heagney 21st July 2017 Deerpark Social Services Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)
Interviewee: Margaret Heagney (MH)
CD: And the tea then for the Stations and the likes of that?
MH: Oh, the Stations was a big, big job
CD: You kind of, had to take your turn?
MH: The priest coming…We lived in a thatched house
CD: Oh, very nice
MH: Yes. Just over the kitchen table was a portion and that was painted white because it t’would be over the altar
CD: Ah right
MH: Yeah. And the house was scrubbed from top to bottom and sure there was no parlours or sitting rooms. In the kitchen and a cup of tea and that was it, whatever they had
CD: And would you have had a bit of cake maybe, a current cake?
MH: Yes! But that was just at…what you would call a “spotty dog” now. Just a current cake we call it
CD: Would it be simple enough?
MH: Very simple, everything was and at Christmas you might have jelly and custard and that was it
CD: That was a great thing to get?
MH: Oh! Sure, it was a treat, we wouldn’t get that only once a year