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The herbs that grow on good land are the dock leaf, the ferrybawn the buachallán, and the thistle. The herbs which grow on bad land are nettle, black head, shellystring and chicken weed. There is a cure in broom for a pain in the back. Pull it boil it in hot water and drink it. People boil nettles and give them to young ducks.
Thomas Connor Rathermond
John Connor (60) RathermondTranscribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- I play a game called four-corner fool. Four boys stand on four stones. The stones are the same distance apart. Another boy stands on a stone in the middle, and he is called the fool. At a signal the four boys rush from one stone to another. If the boy in the middle can get to one of the stones he can have it and the(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.