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A floury bread product unique to Waterford city and its environs.
Here is the story of it's origin by a Waterford legend called tony McGrath
*** THE ORIGIN OF THE BLAA ***
A Waterford pilgrim (whose name is long since lost) was travelling through de
circa 33AD. after
many adventures (and misadventures) it just so happened dat
he ended up in Jerusalem on de
night of de last supper of our
Lord. Tired and hungry from all his travels, he came upon an Inn where a small feast was taking place. Being a stranger and with
scarcely a few shekels tew
his name he decided tew gate crash de party. He hid behind a curtain while de bread was being divided. Craftily he slid one hand out
from his hiding place and grabbed a piece
of bread. Peter, one of de guests, saw him and grabbed his hand and with
an almighty roar declared, "THAT'S BLASPHEMY," to which the Déise boy
responded "g’way outa
dat boy, dat blaas
FER ME" and he ran from the room with de sacred bread wrapped up in his blue
and white shirt. On returning tew his native Déise he did his best tew reproduce de bread and de closest ting he got tew it was today’s famous Waterford Blaa.
"Givvus de dogs end of dat crusty blaa wudja or I'll bust the head off ya!"
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