John Mangan, Michael Moynihan and George Rice
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John Mangan, Michael Moynihan and George Rice


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Track 1: George remembers bringing the milk to Kielduff Creamery as a young boy. Mike recalls bringing milk to Lee Strand Creamery twice a day. John discusses the establishment of Lee Strand Creamery in 1920. Track 2: George describes a day at the creamery and John discusses the introduction of the milking machine, and his preference for hand milking. Track 3: Creamery manager Paddy O’Sullivan is discussed, as is the introduction of pasteurisation, and visits to the creamery by inspectors. Track 4: The staff working at Lee Strand Group, and the Lee Strand shop in Castle Street. The butter-making. Individuality in cattle at a time before tags were used, land reclamation and the introduction of the tractor. Track 5: Lee Strand shop in Castle Street is recalled by Mike and John discusses the Kerry cow. Track 6: George talks about keeping accounts, and not using banks. Using the ‘harvest account’ with shops. Track 7: Platform dancing locally. The survival of Lee Strand Creamery and the keeping of cows by the townspeople.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kerry county, fifth series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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8.61 MB, 4.29 MB, 5.58 MB, 29.05 MB, 8.26 MB, 5.54 MB, 8.40 MB, 9.29 MB, 7.71 MB

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Lee Strand Creameries

Recorded by:

Fr Jack McKenna