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George Byrne (b. 1911) (part 2)

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George Byrne farmed at Ballykelly for most of his adult life. The major sources of income were beet, corn and milk. He describes in detail the growing, thinning and harvesting of the beet, and its transport. He recalls the setting up of the creameries and explains that prior to this, each farming family would make their own butter. When the creameries began to operate in 1929 an arrangement was made where one farmer would collect the milk from all the neighbouring farms for delivery to the creamery. George lists many of the local field names, and the reasons for each individual name, which was fascinating to record. This list proves the importance of the oral tradition, as it was through word of mouth that these field names were preserved.

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Description

George Byrne farmed at Ballykelly for most of his adult life. The major sources of income were beet, corn and milk. He describes in detail the growing, thinning and harvesting of the beet, and its transport. He recalls the setting up of the creameries and explains that prior to this, each farming family would make their own butter. When the creameries began to operate in 1929 an arrangement was made where one farmer would collect the milk from all the neighbouring farms for delivery to the creamery. George lists many of the local field names, and the reasons for each individual name, which was fascinating to record. This list proves the importance of the oral tradition, as it was through word of mouth that these field names were preserved.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kildare county, first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

33.46 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDKD01-25

Subject:

Farming traditions

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe

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