.Mar to Oct: Mon - Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sundays 11.00 - 4.00
Butter making demonstrations at 12.00 on Saturday
Full €4.00, Seniors/Students €3.00, Children €1.50 Family group, under 12’s no charge.
Website of traditional Irish farming practices
Don at a recent butter making; photo by Christiana Kazakou
Balligarry, Co. Tipperary butter wrapper
Cow’s udder from The Book of the Dairy, by W. Fleishmann (1896)
Press Launch for the Old Butter Roads Food Festival
Images of the refurbished Butter Museum, which opened today.
Grazing, Lismore, Co, Waterford, December 2018
Ceramic plate for cutting butter; from a shop in Co. Sligo. Made by J. Newman, Scale Manufacturer and General Shopfitter, 136 Capel Street, Dublin.
Clearout preparatory to the refurbishment
Memorial Plaque and Statue in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
German Butter Girl
Some of our milk churns in the lift en route upstairs. The ground floor is being cleared in preparation for the refurbishment that is to start soon.
Scenes from the 4th Annual Lecture in UCC on the 1st November. Joe Gill, from Goodbody Stockbroker’s, gave a talk on Irish Food in the Next Century.
Fermoy Men’s Club outside the Museum after a tour on Tuesday.
Walking tour of Shandon as part of Urban October, Sunday 14th October
View of a group of French agriculture students in the Museum last Monday
A group of Austrian travel writers, and their guide, Miriam Ahern, prior to their visit to the Museum last Saturday.
Oola Creamery, Oola, Co. Limerick, Sep 2018
Scenes from a recent walking tour of Shandon
List of butter merchants in Cork city in 1856; of the seventy two listed, two thirds are in the Shandon area
Extract from a recent post on Conde Nast.com on Cork. The Butter Museum is described as “interesting”. A link to the full piece, by Mark Bolton, is on our links page.
From “The Reliques of Father Prout”
A dairy thermometer recently acquired by the Museum
Visitors to the Butter Museum, Heritage Day, 18th August 2018; photos Roland Paschhoff
The old and the new in West Cork; bulk tanks and a donkey. Image from Drinagh Co-op website
Old signage exposed during the renovation of a property on the North Main Street, Cork
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