A story was told about a Sapper who was in Clifden surveying the land. He was very hungry and went to a nearby house where the woman there said that he had come at the right time and invited him in. She placed slabs of stone in the fire and got out a sheaf of oats and rubbed them on the slabs until they were dry. She then ground them with a mill stone and set them to boil and produced a lovely meal. The man went away praising the food.
Clifden, Co. Galway
Collector: Connie McGrath
Informant: Thomas Kerrigan, Clifden, Co. Galway
Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie