School: Druim Mór

Location:
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó Catháin

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Bringing Back of Butter which was Taken

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 213

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Jones of Easkey was landlord of Rathgoonane and several other adjoining townlands. He had a shooting lodge near the house where the present Martin Ferguson lives. Before the Fergusons got this place it was owned by a man named Laing. One day the Laings were making a churning when Jones and his friends arrived to the lodge. There was a young Scotchman in the party & he crossed over the street & into Laing's house where the churning was being made. Seeing what they were at he said "That's the very thing I want, a nice drink of fresh buttermilk." The bean a' tighe said she often had better buttermilk than she could give him this time - that there was some mí-ádh on her milk & butter for the past two or three churnings. The Scotchman asked what was the matter. The woman told him that no matter how long she churned she got no butter, nothing but froth & that the buttermilk had a terrible smell

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Collector
Seosamh Ó Catháin
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Dromore West, Co. Sligo
Informant
Martin Ferguson
Gender
male
Address
Rathgoonaun, Co. Sligo
Language
English