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THE STORY OF
THE POTATO CAKE

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

During the 1840s the potato crop failed in many parts of Ireland causing widespread famine especially in the west of Ireland.  The crop never failed totally and not all the potatoes were left unfit for human consumption.  Often individual potatoes were, partially blighted leaving some part of the potato in good condition.  Peasants learned to cut away the good parts of the potato and they made potato cakes.

Over a million Irish emigrated to the US and they brought the tradition of making potato cakes with them

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THE STORY
OF DANNY MULLIGAN
FROM MULLINGAR

There was a lad by the name of Danny Mulligan who lived in Mullingar. with his Mammy.

Everyday Danny wud go to de field on de other side of the hill with his wheelbarrow and dig up the potatoes.

When he had enough potatoes he would wheel his wheelbarrow back up the hill and down the other side.  When he arrived home  Danny’s Mammy would wash the potatoes and boil them in a pot.  Then Danny and his Mammy would sit down for supper with delicious Irish potatoes and Irish bacon mmmmmm

They did this for many years.until one day the weather turned very bad altogether.  A fierce wind blew and it poured rain.  Danny went out to the field with his wheelbarrow.  When he dug the potatoes Danny struggled up the hill with the fierce wind and the rain pouring down.  At the top of the hill an almighty wind blew and knocked over Danny’s wheelbarrow…… and all Danny’s potatoes rolled down the hill.   Poor Danny Mulligan !!!

At the bottom of the hill poor Danny collected all his potatoes but they had no skin on them !!!  “How can we have de potatoes without a shkin on dem ???” said Danny to his Mammy……and poor Danny was crying.

“Ahh will you whist with your crying Danny Mulligan” said Danny’s Mammy.  “Don’t worry your poor head.  your Mammy will make potato cakes instead”

So Mrs Mulligan boiled the potatoes and then made potato cakes for Danny and they sat down and had a delicious supper.

And that’s the true story of Danny Mulligans Potato Cakes.

There was a lad by the name of Danny Mulligan who lived in Mullingar. with his Mammy.

Everyday Danny wud go to de field on de other side of the hill with his wheelbarrow and dig up the potatoes.

When he had enough potatoes he would wheel his wheelbarrow back up the hill and down the other side.  When he arrived home  Danny’s Mammy would wash the potatoes and boil them in a pot.  Then Danny and his Mammy would sit down for supper with delicious Irish potatoes and Irish bacon mmmmmm

They did this for many years.until one day the weather turned very bad altogether.  A fierce wind blew and it poured rain.  Danny went out to the field with his wheelbarrow.  When he dug the potatoes Danny struggled up the hill with the fierce wind and the rain pouring down.  At the top of the hill an almighty wind blew and knocked over Danny’s wheelbarrow…… and all Danny’s potatoes rolled down the hill.   Poor Danny Mulligan !!!

At the bottom of the hill poor Danny collected all his potatoes but they had no skin on them !!!  “How can we have de potatoes without a shkin on dem ???” said Danny to his Mammy……and poor Danny was crying.

“Ahh will you whist with your crying Danny Mulligan” said Danny’s Mammy.  “Don’t worry your poor head.  your Mammy will make potato cakes instead”

So Mrs Mulligan boiled the potatoes and then made potato cakes for Danny and they sat down and had a delicious supper.

And that’s the true story of Danny Mulligans Potato Cakes.