School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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Churning

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 02_018

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The old method of butter making vbefore the barrel came into use was with a churn and staff attached to it. The churn was a circular wooden vessel about four feet high with a circumference of about three feet at the bottom and eighteen inches at the top. The staff was a long wooden piece of wood about a foot in diameter. On the top of the churn was a cover with a hole in the centre, through which the handle passed. This was worked by the hand in such a

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Collector
Mary Flahive
Gender
female
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Informant
Ned Flahive
Gender
male
Age
60
Language
English