>My parents were born in Co. Kerry. My mother, of Castleisland, said that
>her family ate corned beef and cabbage. My father, of Kenmare, said that
>he never had corned beef until he left Ireland. Go figure.
As I understand history (which isn't saying much) many of the people who left
Ireland to come to America were lucky if they even had potatoes to eat... and
I'm sure corned beef was much harder to come by in those days!!