Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

General Ration Book

Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, County Mayo

 

This book was used all through the "emergency" as the years of the Second World War were called in Ireland.

Tea, sugar butter and clothes were rationed. The coupons had to be given to the shop-keeper when you purchased these items. Each house was issued with a number of coupons depending on the number of people in the house.

They were used up to 1950.