Long ago people made oaten bread out of oat meal. It is made with water and sugar. It is baked on a grid iron. Boxty bread is made with potatoes. They grated the raw potatoes and rye meal, and mixed it with the potatoe [sic], and baked it on a griddle. They put a cross on the bread so as to keep it from bursting at the sides. In lent they would make bread out of flour with potatoe [sic] barm, before yeast was heard of.
Informant: Mrs McGuire, Pollboy, Co. Galway
Place: Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, (http://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4566076/4564793) (12 May 2017).