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 07_014

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In olden times when there were no creameries the people made their own butter. They used a churn which was made of wood, it was about three feet in height and was of a round shape.
The butter was made twice a week in Summer and once a week in Winter. They milked the cows morning and evening, the milk was then set in wooden pecks (to set) and was allowed to stand there for a few days. Then the cream was skimmed off it with a

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