School: Ráth Coille (roll number 15705)

Rathkell, Co. Mayo
Aindrias Ó Mórdha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0149, Page 181

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  1. Our churn is a barrel churn and it is two feet long by three feet wide. At the top and bottom it is two and a half feet in circumference and in the centre it is three feet.
    We have it eight years now and we bought it in Canavan's, Crossmolina, for £5.s10.d0.
    There is a wooded frame on which to leave the churn when churning and then it is turned round and round with the hand. There is a small glass in the lid and when the butter is made that glass is clear. In the summer we make
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)
          1. butter and churns (~3,280)
    Loretta O' Malley
    Killeen, Co. Mayo