The Butter Museum is closed for the present, due to the public health situation. We are therefore using digital media to make our collection open to the public; this website, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube.

May 28, 2018

Bill of Lading of the Lydia, with 500 firkins of butter for London by Beamish, Craword and Keating 5 Dec 1786

May 28, 2018
May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018

CUA students on their annual visit to the Butter Museum making & tasting butter with Dominic.

May 24, 2018
May 15, 2018

View of the Museum as the sun shines and the leaves begin to show.

May 15, 2018
May 08, 2018

Recent acquisition; metal milk skimmer.  This was used to skim the cream from the top of the milk.  The small holes allowed the, now skimmed milk, to fall back into the vessel while thicker cream was removed elsewhere.

May 08, 2018
May 05, 2018
May 03, 2018

Detail from the Utrecht Psalter  from the first half of the 800s, showing butter being churned with a dash churn; http://www.utrechtpsalter.nl/#digital-edition

May 03, 2018
May 02, 2018

The wonderful Madge Ahern beside a photo of her younger self, listening to recordings that she made about her life.  This audio player, along with three others, have recently been installed in the Butter Museum, thanks to the support of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine.

May 02, 2018
Apr 25, 2018
Butter Wrapper Collection
Apr 25, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
“sour or musty; muddy, greasy, rancid, rancid, reeking of pitch and quite flat. I have witnessed occasions when such dregs were served to noblemen, they had to sift it through clenched teeth and... read more

“sour or musty; muddy, greasy, rancid, rancid, reeking of pitch and quite flat. I have witnessed occasions when such dregs were served to noblemen, they had to sift it through clenched teeth and with their eyes shut, with tremblng and grimacing, rather than just drink it.”

A description of the wine at the court of Henry II of England (1133–1189)

Apr 18, 2018
Apr 18, 2018

Butter box, Newport, Co. Tipperary

Apr 18, 2018
Apr 16, 2018
Apr 16, 2018
Apr 16, 2018

The audience at the butter making demonstration last Saturday.

Apr 16, 2018
Apr 16, 2018

Weekend’s potato supply, Nolan’s Butchers, Shandon Street, Cork

Apr 16, 2018
Apr 13, 2018

“It is virtually impossible to exaggerate the importance of cooking in human evolution.” James C. Scott, Against the Grain, p. 40

Apr 13, 2018
Apr 12, 2018

O’Connell Street, Dublin, during the snow

Apr 12, 2018
Mar 25, 2018

Butter making demonstrations gallery

Click above to browse a gallery of photographs of the popular butter making demonstrations at the museum

Mar 25, 2018
Mar 25, 2018

Watch a short video about the Butter Museum

Mar 25, 2018
Mar 25, 2018
Mar 25, 2018