School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

Filter stories

Back
/ 276 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Churning

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 230

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

We have a churn. It is an end-over-end one. It is the shape of a barrel. At the top and bottom it is about one foot wide. It is about fifteen years old. The only parts in it are the lid, the stand, the handle and the barrel.
We churn in winter every five days and in summer three times a week. We all help in churning. If strangers come in when at the work they always help or put their hand on the handle. If they didn't the people of the house would force them because they say they would bring the butter with the, It takes about twenty - four minutes to churn it. The churning is done by hand.
When globules of butter are seen through a little glass which is fitted into the lid then we know that the butter is made. The cream when churning has to be kept at a certain temperature. If it is

(continues on next page)
Collector
Máire Ní Éimhthigh
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Heavey
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English