Bread, milk, potatoes and porridge were the main things eaten at meal times. Boxty, made from potatoes was also popular and porridge was made by boiling a large pot of water hung over the fire. The oats and some salt was added and mixed with a ‘potstick’ until thick and served on plates with some milk. People drank out of noggins which was a type of wooden jug.
Lettera, Co. Galway
Collector: Kathleen Gaffey, Islands, Co. Galway
Informant: Thomas Fannon, Islands, Co. Galway (farmer)
Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie