School: Garrdha (roll number 12721)

Garra, Co. Galway
Liam Ó hAnnracháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0026, Page 0072

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    about fifteen minutes in summer-time and about an hour in winter-time. When little bits of butter come up on top of the lid they say it is broken. Then they put hot and cold water mixed called lukewarm to hurry it on.
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  2. Long ago people used to have some kind of rhymes or charms and by saying these rhymes they used to take away the butter from other people and when themselves churned they had a lot of butter. This would not happen if before churning a "splane" or coal was put under the churn and this custom has lived on to the present day.
    They would not let anybody go out with a coal for fear they would bring away the butter and if anybody comes in it is the custom to churn a little.
    If they don't they are asked if it is only to leave their hand on the dash.
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    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. agriculture (~2,659)