School: Achadh Mhaoláin (roll number 9254)

Aghawillin, Co. Leitrim
Mrs Prior
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0226, Page 356

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    Taking the Butter.
    A friend of mine told me the following story-
    "One day I began to churn and I thought I found a smell off the milk, but I kept on churning.
    For about half an hour I churned and then I lifted the lid off the churn to see how the butter was doing. I saw that there was no butter coming on the milk so I churned for about an hour and still no butter was coming on. There was froth on it and I could not stand the smell that was on it.
    I thought I did not "gather" it right or that the wind got at it so I gave it to the calves that evening.
    I began to "gather" it again to churn again, and I took all care that I did it right this time.
    I began to churn but with the same result as the previous time.
    I decided to take a sample of it to the priest, Fr -. He blessed it and read prayers over it. The next time I churned the butter came on all right.
    I was told by a neighbour to whom I told
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    Betty Kelly
    Francis Kelly
    Drumarigna, Co. Leitrim