In my Mother's time (1907-1925) they lived on a farm and had at least enough
for a special dinner. They had goose with a potato stuffing. there was potatos,
turnips. There were apples for pies. There was Christmas Cake that was a spice
cake. It is hard to find a typical menu. I think food and festivities always
depends on monies available which for most people we knew varied from time to
time. Needless to say currently while the," Celtic Tiger" was riding high those
blessed could get most anything as part of the common market. Pavlova was a
dessert rage while we were in Ireland about six years ago. A wonderful meringue
filled with whipped cream and fruit.
There is no celebration as a national affair of Thankgiving in Ireland. Guess
the Pilgrims in America celebrated that and we continue to do the same.
Good luck on your search with others as they share what their families ate.
Marilyn Quinlan wrote:
on 11/9/02 7:17 PM, walrose(a)capital.net at walrose(a)capital.net
> Don't laugh too hard, but I was wondering what do the people in
> Ireland have on their table at Thanksgiving and Christmas? Any
> special foods that are traditional?
> Rose Marie
> Researching the Heaney's of Longford
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My grandmother was born Ellen Heaney in 1881 or 1882, daughter of William
Heaney and Bridget McCormack of Barraghmore, evidently that's a section of
Drumlish in Longford. Her brother was Patrick and she had several sisters
including Mary and Katie. I believe the 1857 property listings mention only
a Thomas Heaney in the Barraghmore area.
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