School: Cluain Leamhac (Cloonloo) (roll number 12767)

Cloonloogh, Co. Sligo
Ml. Mac Lochlainn
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0188, Page 041

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    cold water afraid there would be any buttermilk in it
    Then she salts it and makes it into rolls. The
    buttermilk is used for making bread and all that is not
    used for bread is given to pigs or calves. Buttermilk
    when boiled is called whey and it is given to people
    for bad colds.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. A churn is generally made from oak trees. They are
    cut into thin pieces called steaves and joined together with
    four iron hoops. It is now a round shape. People in our
    district churn twice a week in Winter and about four
    times in Summer. The strongest people in the house
    that churn and while they are churning if anybody
    goes in they always take a "drass", for it is said
    that you would bring the butter if they did not take
    one. When it is churned it is rocked backwards
    and forwards and then the butter is taken out and
    it is salted. The butter is put into vessels and brought to the market and sold. When it is weighed some of vessels weigh five pounds according to the
    size and quality of the butter. The buttermilk
    is used for making home bread and it is always
    given to young pigs.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. butter and churns (~3,280)
    Nellie Quinn