School: Baile an Daingin (B) (roll number 1676)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Séamus P. Ó Gríobhtha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0097, Page 5

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There is one herb used for dying brown. The name of it is the dock. You would get the roots of it and take all the clay of them. Then you would get a cup of water and throw it into a burner. You would put the roots into it also. When they would be boiling a half an hour you would take them up and you could dye anything brown with it.

Collector
James Rhatigan
Gender
male
Address
Carrownurlaur, Co. Galway
Informant
Thomas Rhatigan
Gender
male
Age
56
Address
Carrownurlaur, Co. Galway
Language
English

The buachallán buidhe is a weed that grows in good land about two feet high. There was a man once whose name was John Coniff and he was stone blind.

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