School: Maighin (B.), An Teampoll Mór (roll number 602)

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An Mhaighean, Co. Thiobraid Árann
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Seán Ua Tighearnaigh
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    In a few houses the churning is still carried on. ...

    In a few houses the churning is still carried on. The revolving paddle type is chiefly the one used, but the barrel and dash is used in some houses. The dash is moved upwards and downwards. It takes about half-an-hour in Winter and an hour in Summer to made the butter. Any place churning is going on, and if a stranger or even a neighbour is passing by, he is asked to give a hand at the work, even only to leave his hand on the handle or churn dash. If a person does not he is looked upon as being evil-minded and that he takes away with him the butter-fat.
    Dick Delaney was one day churning at Bowe's in Longford where he was working. Just after he starting to churn a neighbour called on some business, but did not leave his hand on the churn-dash so it took over ten hours of Dick to make the butter that evening
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