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 03_011

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Not many years ago there were no creameries in this part of the country, so the people made their own butter. They had churns for doing so. The churn was made of timber, it was about four feet high and was circular. On the top was a cover in which was a cover in which was a hole to put in the churn staff.
The big farmers had a special dairy, they set the milk in wooden pecks or pans and let it stand in them for a few days. Then the cream was thick on top of the pecks

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Collector
Nora Godley
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Godley
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English