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 04_014

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Churning.
In olden times when there were no such thing as creameries the people made their own butter. They used a churn which was about four feet high. It was made of timber and on the top of it was a cover with a hole in the centre through which the staff went up and down.
The butter was made twice a week in summer and once a week in winter. They made it in this way-: the cows were milked morning and evening, the milk was set

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Collector
Bridie Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Laide
Gender
male
Age
54
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English