54Heraughty, Patrick. Inishmurray: Ancient Monastic Island. Dublin: O'Brien, 1982. 61.
Joe McGowan recorded this account of a festive occasion: "Then, after all the playin' an' dancin', everyone'd have a wee respite to draw their wind and the bottle'd go round till they all got a drink. Out of the drinking then they'd all start again. Everyone had to sing..." (McGowan, Joe. Inishmurray, Island Voices. Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo: Aeolus, 2004. 21-22.)
For an interesting history of how lobster, which began as a food for the impoverished, became a culinary status symbol, read this article.