Kilgevrin, Co. Galway

Told By Stephen Kennedy



Long ago the old people used to eat three meals in the day. The breakfast, the dinner and the supper. They used to eat the breakfast at ten o’clock, the dinner at two o’clock and the supper at eight o’clock. When they used to get up in the morning they used to go out working for two or three hours and come in again for their breakfast. It consisted of stirabout and for their dinner they used to eat potatoes and for their supper milk and bread. They used to eat potatoes twice in the day at supper and at dinner. They used to drink new milk and buttermilk. Some people used to have the table stuck in a hole in the wall and then they used to pull it out when they would be going to eat their meals. Others used to have it hung to the rafters and they used to loosen it out when at meals. Some people used to have no table at all. They used to put a pot in the middle of the floor and they used to put a scib over it for a table. Arán coirce was the name of the bread they used to make. It was made with some flour and oaten meal. They used not eat any meat hardly. It was mostly all fish they used to eat which was got in the river. They used not kill any pig like we kill now every year.


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