School: Islandanny (roll number 5748/9)

Rea, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chatháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 591

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 591

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  1. Churning
    Churning is the method of converting cream into butter and is done either in a barrel or in a churn.
    The churn is a timber vessel about 3 ft high and 1 1/2 ft in width.
    It consists of three parts. The body, the dash - board, the cover and the cup. The dash-board is the shape of a brush handle with a small block of timber at one end.
    The cover is a round flat board with two light laths of timber at one side to it firm. There is a hole in the centre of the cover so that the dash-board can go in and out and is well fitted into a groove.
    How butter is made
    First of all the milk is set in
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. butter and churns (~3,280)
    Mary Kelliher
    Lacka East, Co. Kerry