School: Sruth Nua

Location:
Ardnacally, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tomás de Brún

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0104, Page 367

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Herbs
If you boil nettles and drink the water in the month of March you would not get a cold for the whole year
The berries of a trum bush are a lovely colour and they make wine of them. The skin that is inside is good for a burn.
Sloes make jin
Macana Company is good for keeping down swelling
If you had a goat he would pickup all the poisonous herbs on the land.
If you would break up snails and make a plaster of them they would heal boils Bugals would also do

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Collector
Mary Hogan
Gender
female
Address
Newbrook, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Hogan
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Newbrook, Co. Mayo
Language
English