Video on Making Griddle Bread by Ann O’Connor

Ann O'Connor
Castleisland’s Ann O’Connor filmed making griddle / soda bread by John Thompson Video Productions during her days at Muckross Traditional Farmhouse.

Thanks to Gina McElligott for sending me the link to the attached film clip.

It’s one featuring Ann O’Connor of the talented musical family of Mullaghmarkey here in Castleisland.

Ann is filmed here baking soda bread / griddle bread during her years as a Bean a’ Tí at Muckross Traditional Farm in Killarney.

Hints and Tips on Griddle Bread

In the course of the film Ann provides many hints and tips to making the traditional bread on a griddle over an open turf fire.

The heat of the fire had to be right and the griddle had to be hung at the proper height over it for a successful outcome.

You will also see and hear where our beloved phrase ‘Put down the Kettle’ came from when you’ll see Ann adjusting the griddle on long or short hooks in relation to the heat.

Portrait of Country Life

It’s a lovely portrait of country life as lived in the 1930s.

You can click on the link here to see this video and more like it.

While you’re in there you’ll see another familiar face among the photographs and videos and I’ll take this opportunity to send best wishes to Peggy Reidy of Knocknagore.


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