Random Snippets about food
There were many hen owners in the past as the humble chicken egg was
a popular part of the staple diet. The belief that a hen needed a
comfy bed to encourage it to lay more eggs led many to use
newspapers to make beds for the hens. Chip shops asked for
newspapers so that they could wrap up the fish suppers (ie fish and
chips) for their customers. This custom was carried on locally into
There used to be an egg store that belonged to Corcoran's from Derry
down at the boathole until the early seventies.
Wilkin's in Carrigans and Long's in St Johnston received beer from
Dublin and other places for bottling. Their bottling businesses were
successful and the crockery bottles are interesting collector's
Reverend S.M. McSparron provided tap water to more than 60 houses
during 1974 through his Rock Burn Water Scheme.