School: Caladh (C.) (roll number 8740)

Callow, Co. Mayo
Bean Uí Éaráin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 19

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I have a churn at home. It is ten years old. My mother bought it in Swinford. It is three foot in height. The top of the churn is one foot three inches in breadth and the bottom of the churn is one foot six inches in breadth. The sides are round like a circle. The various parts of the [ ] are the caisín and the lid and the bottom. There is a mark on top of the churn so as to set the lid on when churning.
Butter is made in it twice a week in summer and once a week in winter. My mother and I do the churning in our house. Any stranger who comes in during churning must strike a few blows for fear they would bring the butter. The churning is made in an hour. It is done by hand. The churn-

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