American Bacon could be bought for 2p a pound and as fish was plentiful people ate a lot of them. Other food eaten regularly included boiled turnips with oaten meal and salt. On the 10th of November, a cock was eaten in honour of St. Martin. Tea first became available in the area about 70 years ago and people drank it make mugs called noggins.
Fohanagh, Co. Galway
Informant: Martin Sweeney
Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie