Most people used to work for hours in the morning before eating. Usually they only ate 2 meals a day. Oatmeal cake boiled in porridge was called ‘cáca phora’ and could be eaten with flummery. Meat was usually only eaten on feast days and the bacon American bacon and it was a nice custom to eat eggs on Easter Sunday. Dermot Minton recalls a story about a woman making tea for the Station Mass. She made the tea and threw away the leaves and the priest had to tell her not to throw away the leaves which were the best part of the tea.
Aughrim, Co. Galway
Collector: Dermot Minton, Aughrim. Co. Galway
Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie