Bread in Olden Times

Gallagh, Co. Galway

Bread was made from oaten meal and wholemeal. Flour was not made locally. Other types of bread included potato cake, pot cake, boxty and oaten cake. Boiled potatoes were used to make potato cake. They were pounded until the lumps were taken out and kneaded into a flat cake.

Collector: Michael Connolly, Castleblakeney, Co. Galway

Informant: Unknown

Place: Gallagh, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’,

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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