School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 296

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 296

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  3. XML “Ainmhithe na Feirme”
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    house. Straw is put under the cows. They are tied by brakes and halters.
    Pigs houses are called pig stys. Hens eggs do be down for three weeks before the chickeens come out, ducks for four weeks and geese for four weeks.
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  2. In Oughterard there is no other name for churn but churn.
    We have a churn at home it is three years made.
    We churn about three times a week in summer and once a week in winter.
    Anyone that comes into the ouse while the milk is being churned churns for a while because if they did not it is said that they would bring the butter away with them.
    Some people put a coal under the churn for fear the fairies would come in and bring the butter away [with] them. They put May Pole on the churn too for fear the milk would be take. The churn is worked by the
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. butter and churns (~3,280)
    Annie Joyce
    Oughterard, Co. Galway