School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 297

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    hands and not by the feet.
    When the little pieces of butter comes on the churn that's is when it is made. People take it out different ways. Some takes it out with the padies and others let the buttermilk flow out and then take out the butter.
    When the butter is taken out of the churn it is washed in cold water to take the buttermilk out of it and after that the salt is shaken on it and then it is made into a print and ready to use.
    The buttermillk is left in the churn. Bread is made with some of it, some is given to the pigs and some is give to the neighbours.
    Annie Joyce
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. We have a churn at home. It is a dash churn. It was bought five years ago.
    The things that go with the churn are the dash, the cup and the lid.
    In summer the people churn twice a week. In Winter the people churn once a
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. butter and churns (~3,280)
    Pauline Molloy
    Oughterard, Co. Galway