The History of Irish Butter

By Dr. Liam Downey

To celebrate Heritage Week 2012 Tipperary Studies held a lecture by Dr. Liam Downey on the subject of the History of Irish Butter on Thursday, 23 August.

This very well attended event was an intriguing account of Irish butter for over 2,000 years, from its manufacture, to the “bog butter” finds throughout the country and, in more recent years, the commercial aspects of the butter trade. Particular attention was paid to two of the most important 18th and 19th Century butter markets in Europe, at both Cork and Tipperary.

 View the remaining parts of the lecture here:

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four