A Story About Churning

Barnaderg, Co. Galway

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There was once a man with a lot of cows. His wife was churning and she could not make any butter. A wise man was called for and he asked for a roll of butter and told the woman to send the cat outside with Barnaderg tail first and walk around the churn 3 times. Other things needed to be done before he was happy. After doing everything she was asked she looked in the churn and it was full of butter.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Kate Healy, Barnaderg, Co. Galway

Place: Barnaderg, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 27/04/2017.

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