School: Manulla (roll number 14544)

Location:
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Seán Mac an Adhastair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0095, Page 239

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cahsán. Boil it in water and then put it to your (mouth) neck. There is a cure in St. Patrick's cabbage for rheumatism. There is a cure in buachaill a' tighe for sheep that have scum on their eyes. Boil it and then pour it on the eye.
John McDonagh Manulla (50) Walter McDonagh Manulla

Herbs.
Herbs are useful things when a cow or a calf is sick. The herbs that grow in limestone land are the thistle, the clover and the four-leaf shamrock. The herbs that grow in bad land are the buachallán and the poor man's weed. The old people say Patrick's Cabbage grows any place St. Patrick visited. The ivy is a cure for corns. There is a cure in buachaill a' tighe for a calf that has a sore eye or a sore foot.
Patrick Masterson Manulla
Patrick Masterson (40) Manulla

Collector
Patrick Masterson
Gender
male
Informant
Patrick Masterson
Gender
male
Age
40
Language
English