George Byrne (b. 1911) (part 2)
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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.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kildare county, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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33.46 MB

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Farming traditions

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe