School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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Churning

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 125

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In ancient times churning was a common practice, it being carried on in a large scale in Knockmeal and in the adjoining townlands.
Up to about fifteen years ago, a churn was used in my home, but, when the "barrel" was introduced into the district it went out of use because of the labour of making butter in a churn contrast to the easy method of making it in a barrel: The churn used in my house was about seventy years old, having been used by my grand-father for about fifty years. It was about one foot and a half wide at the bottom and a foot at the top.

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Collector
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Gender
male
Informant
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English