School: Tunnyduff

Tonyduff, Co. Cavan
Micheál Ó Cathaláin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1015, Page 024

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    be supposed to over look it. It takes from twenty minutes to a half an hour to churn it. First the churn is cleaned, then the cream is put in it. You next put in the “dash”. Then the lid and the jabbler are put on. They bless themselves and then play starts. They churn up and down with the hands. When near finished near finished the dash is rolled back and forward so as to gather the butter. Boiling water is poured into the milk so as to bring the milk to a certain heat to churn. When done churning you rinse down the butter with spring water. Then take it off with a strained into a tub of water. This washes the butter. It is then poured off and salted. It is then washed again and made up in lumps with Molly’s print on it. Buttermilk is used for making bread and drinking. If anyone comes in they say “God bless the work” and “God bless the cows” When all was over anyone that helped to churn got a good butter cake,
    Pupil:- Bernard Smyth, Corro-doagh, Bailieboro
    From:- Phil Smyth
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. butter and churns (~3,280)
    Bernard Smyth
    Cordoagh, Co. Cavan
    Phil Smyth