School: Béal Átha Feorainne (C.) (roll number 15653)

Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon
Áine Bean Uí Chuillin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 09_006

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  1. Churning is carried on in nearly every farmers house. We have a churn at home it is the shape of barrell resting on a stand. There is never paint put on a churn, it should be scrubbed white.
    My father keeps four cows at home. They are milked twice a day every morning and every night. The milk is brought in and strained into a milk basin and it is left there for twenty-four hours until the cream rises. Then the cream is skimmed off the milk and put into another basin it is stirred gradually with a wooden spoon because if it is no stirred there would be a different colours in the butter.
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. butter and churns (~3,280)
    Cissie Barnes
    Corracoolia, Co. Galway