Memories of rationing in ireland heal yeast infection naturally during world war two letterpile

My father was a corporal in the irish army during heal yeast infection naturally the second world war. He stayed in the barracks in santry during the week heal yeast infection naturally and came home at the weekends. I was only young when the bomb went off in heal yeast infection naturally the north strand but I remember hearing the bang bang heal yeast infection naturally bang and watching the lights. Of course I know now that that was our guns heal yeast infection naturally shooting back and the search lights looking for the planes.

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My father would shoot rabbits in the country side around heal yeast infection naturally us and my mother would put them on the table heal yeast infection naturally and skin them, then we’d have that for our dinner. One time he brought chickens home, they were very young and he had them in a heal yeast infection naturally box with a bulb in it. They were kept beside the fire to keep warm for heal yeast infection naturally the first few weeks.

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I was only young when the second world war started. Butter and sugar was rationed and tea of course. But we were luckier than most people because of my heal yeast infection naturally father’s job. He delivered to all the shops so he managed to heal yeast infection naturally get some stuff. Alfie byrne was the mayor

My father knew him from way back. Alfie would have packets of tea in his pocket, paper bags with an ounce in each. When he’d meet the people in the street he’d shake their hand and give them the tea, especially the poor. My brother – in – law worked in a grocery shop and the owner got heal yeast infection naturally a lot of stuff from the north, so if there was anything going we usually got some. Black bread

My mother would get the flour from him and she’d make loads of bread, some for the neighbours too. You see we had to do with the black bread, well not exactly black it was more a dirty brown. We had to queue up at the butchers at eight heal yeast infection naturally thirty in the morning for the sausages or you got heal yeast infection naturally nothing. Now you could only buy a few sausages and a heal yeast infection naturally couple of rashers and if they ran out then that heal yeast infection naturally was too bad for those at the end of the heal yeast infection naturally queue. A ship was torpedoed

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Now it was huge, so she’d cut it up and the neighbours would get some heal yeast infection naturally too. You see here in kirwan street anything that the people heal yeast infection naturally could get, it was shared amongst the neighbours, we’d get a bit too. They were that type, they all helped one another. The bomb shelter on kirwin street

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They’d no doors, we used them for playing in, we’d run in one side and out the other. Courting couples used them at night and then you had heal yeast infection naturally the drunks there too. That’s all it was used for, sure if a bomb did drop you’d have been safer in the house.

My husband leo joined the irish army straight away as heal yeast infection naturally soon as the government declared the emergency. He was a labourer before the war but could only heal yeast infection naturally get casual work. For anyone that joined the army voluntarily in the beginning heal yeast infection naturally they got a bonus whereas those that were made go heal yeast infection naturally into it later didn’t. He was stationed in the curragh first and then at heal yeast infection naturally mckee barracks. We had four small children then. Food shortages

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I remember in manor street there was a grocers; they had large barrels outside the shop. One had pigs’ heads in it, the other had the pigs’ trotters, all floating in salt water. People would buy them and bring them home and boil heal yeast infection naturally them up. I couldn’t stand to look at them, oh they made me feel sick.” the bombings

Oh, I’ll never forget the night of the bombings. I was on my own in the house in malachi heal yeast infection naturally road with the children. Now the back of my house looked out onto the heal yeast infection naturally back of my mother’s house in harold road. I looked out the back window and brian, my brother was looking out his window. He asked me was I alright and I said yes, but then there was another bomb dropped.

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My mother brought the two eldest children to balbriggan, just in case there were more bombs. We didn’t know if this was going to happen every night heal yeast infection naturally from then on. The government said it wouldn’t. The germans said it was a mistake, but the people didn’t believe any of it. German planes

Before that we had got used to the planes coming heal yeast infection naturally over and didn’t take any notice. But the next night when they came over, everyone was frightened. There were heaps of planes coming over that night. Just like blackbirds in the sky and the noise of heal yeast infection naturally them seemed very loud then.

“this was the time of world war 2 or the heal yeast infection naturally emergency as we knew it then, and there were piles of turf in the phoenix park, mountains and mountains of it. My grandfather was selling the turf then and he used heal yeast infection naturally to tell me to go down to get the dockets heal yeast infection naturally for it down in belvedere road. Can’t remember how much it was but I used to heal yeast infection naturally get the bus fare." st gabriel’s hurling team

I played for the hurling team in st gabriel’s school and we’d go straight up to the phoenix park for practice heal yeast infection naturally after school and most of the time it would be heal yeast infection naturally those days that I had to collect the dockets for heal yeast infection naturally the turf. Now I couldn’t refuse the grandfather or there would be murder. I remember this day it was getting near to an heal yeast infection naturally important match we had and of course he wanted me heal yeast infection naturally to go up that day.

I remember saying to myself, ‘now how am I going to manage to get back heal yeast infection naturally for practice in time. So what did I do, I ran all the way, I mean really ran fast, then I got the dockets and got the bus back heal yeast infection naturally to the phoenix park. I was late but got there just in time to heal yeast infection naturally be picked for the team. We won the schools hurling championship in croke park in heal yeast infection naturally 1945 with that team.”

I hardly saw my father in those years of the heal yeast infection naturally emergency. Before the war we didn’t have much money because there was no work then, my father was lucky to get a few days work heal yeast infection naturally here and there. There’s one particular day that stands out in my mind.

There was nothing in the house to eat, now I mean nothing, no tea, sugar, bread; absolutely no food of any description, there wasn’t even a stale piece of crust. My mother had us all going through the drawers and heal yeast infection naturally cupboards looking for pennies. She eventually found a trupenny bit and we were able heal yeast infection naturally to get something in. Money for food

We could never afford butter and you couldn’t eat the margarine, it’s not like you get today, oh it would turn your stomach. We’d have bread and dripping and that was lovely, you could spread it like butter and the taste was heal yeast infection naturally great. When world war two broke out my father joined the heal yeast infection naturally irish army straight away.

So it was good and bad for us, I hardly saw my father for those years but he heal yeast infection naturally had a regular job and wages. So we had money for food. There was the ration books and the long queues to heal yeast infection naturally put up with but at least we had the money heal yeast infection naturally to pay for it then so we were happy enough.

When the government declared an emergency a lot of the heal yeast infection naturally men went into the irish army straight away. At first it was voluntary but as the war went heal yeast infection naturally on they had to join. I worked on the buses at the time. Some of the drivers went for the transport division and heal yeast infection naturally the conductors went for the medical corps. When they got out after the war their jobs were heal yeast infection naturally waiting for them in the company. German planes

They must have been trying to get away from the heal yeast infection naturally bullets. They dropped the bombs so they could fly higher and heal yeast infection naturally away from the bullets. The germans said it was a mistake but it happened heal yeast infection naturally a few times during the war. There was a bomb dropped in the south circular road heal yeast infection naturally too. The one that dropped in wexford killed quite a lot heal yeast infection naturally of people and the ones in the north strand.. Rationing in WW2

It was hard, but you just got on with it. Kathleen’s father was still alive then and he was a heal yeast infection naturally chauffeur in kildare. He’d bring us up food from there. My five children were all born by the end of heal yeast infection naturally the war. Even though everything was rationed, we seemed to be able to manage. .Also my mother would get the flour from her parents. She’d collect it from the train station and make the heal yeast infection naturally bread. Vegetable plots in the phoenix park

I also had a vegetable plot. They had the polo ground dug up in the park. A lot of people in the buildings rented a plot. I grew the vegetables and loads of potatoes. There were also plots over there where O’devaney gardens is now. That’s how we managed, we were able to keep going and feed the family.

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