People used to eat only 2 meals during the day – the men working even before they ate breakfast. Porridge and goat’s milk was taken for breakfast and in the evening people ate slices from an oaten cake with goat’s milk. A different kind of table was also used to eat from. A pot was left in the middle of the floor and a ‘scib’ placed on top. In the middle a plate was placed with dip in it that people used to dip their food into. Everyone used the same dip.
Ballinderry, Co. Galway
Informant: Charles McCabe, Brackloon,Ballyglunin Co. Galway
Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie