Making Flummery

Caherlustraun, Co. Galway

Oatmeal was used a lot and could be baked in cakes called ‘specks’. Flummery was a drink that could be taken with the oaten bread and was made by taking the liquid from the seeds or shelling of the oats. It was all put into pails and left for a few days, then it was taken out and boiled. People drank it in wooden mugs called noggins.

Caherlustraun, Co. Galway

Collector: Brigid Curry

Informant: Patrick Curry, Ballinapark, Galway

Flummery, oats, noggins

Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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