Long ago there were people who used to make churns and barrels, tubs and noggins and wooden buckets. It was the only trade of the kind in the district and the people who made them were Carey.The articles were all made from oak and there was great lasting in them. they used to deal in Collins' in Drogheda for hoops and wood too. The noggins were used in place of the mugs or saucepans and were to be seen in every house scrubbed snowy white with their rims polished and shining. I never even seen a noggin- it is a pity people did not keep some of them. They were unbreakable and the Careys who are at school now say that their grandfathers work lasted at least 10 years. Our cups and delph mugs cannot boast of such long lives I'm afraid.
- K. Reilly