Below is something I found on the Fermanagh Gold site, copied from a book
called "Fonty: The Story of a Lough Erne Fisherman", a story about Alphonsus
Cullion of Boa Island. My father had told me that his father used to talk
about eating as many eggs as they could at Easter. I had thought it was
chickens' eggs, but the story below is about gulls' eggs. Has anyone else
heard of this tradition? - Jane
"The children enjoyed Easter very much and built Easter houses for
themselves near their houses and boiled cans of eggs to eat. Everyone tried
to eat as many eggs as they could and bragged about the number they had
eaten when they went back to school. When the gulls were nesting in the
spring the people of Boa Island gathered huge amounts of eggs for eating.
Fonty claims that there is nothing nicer than a can of boiled gulls eggs."