My OH always tries to get it, but her last few attempts have been unsuccessful. It wasn't sold locally, she used to search for it while on holiday and then stock up. She says nothing is as good for making pastry.Gosh can you still get cookeen?
My MiL was a woeful cook (to my taste anyway) but she made the most fabulous chips with WhiteCap lard and always put a couple of rashers of bacon in when she was frying them in the chip pan which seemed to give them something extra.
When courting I only went 1 night per week for my tea which was chips and sausage night. After we married and had to endure Sunday lunches and a Christmas dinner I longed for those sausage and chips.