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