School: Carraig Árd (roll number 15735)

Location:
Carrickard, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máire Ní Tháilliúir

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Churning

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0181, Page 378

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We have a churn at home and it is three feet tall and two feet wide at the top and bottom. The sides are round. It is forty years old. The various parts are called lid dash and butter-cup. Butter is made four times a week in the Summer and twice in Winter.
My mother does the work. Stranger who come in usually help with the work. People believe if the strangers do not help that they come to take away their butter. The churning is done by hand. The dash is moved upwards and downwards. People know that the butter is made when the dash comes up clean out of the churn.

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Collector
Fanny Mc Master
Gender
female
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Informant
M. Mc Master
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Language
English