School: Anach (roll number 13630)

Annagh, Co. Sligo
Bean Uí Bhanáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0182, Page 347

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  1. My Mother always churns the milk in our house but we also help.
    She puts the cream into a wooden vessel, shaped like a creamery can, three feet high, and eighteen inches across.
    The milk is churned by a wooden dash which has a round end and a handle and by the motion of the dash the butter comes to the top of the milk. Soon it appears on the lid in little round balls then we know that the milk is churned. The churn is turned on it’s side and rocked so as to gather the butter together. The butter is then taken off and the milk that is left in the churn is called buttermilk. It is said that if a person comes in to any house while there is a churning going on he or she has to take a “dreas” or help the one that is churning
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. butter and churns (~3,280)
    Norah Davey