School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 390

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The most harmful weeds to be found in our gardens are, the nettles, chickweed, Buachalláin, coltsfoot and thistles. Dockleaves are to be found also. All these weeds are found growing in our vegetable garden.
The dockleaves, nettles, thistles, and Buachalláin are deep rooted and are harmful because they make the soil poor. Coltsfoot and chickweed prevent plants from growing because they spread quickly.
Certain kinds of herbs have medicinal properties. The commonest are, "the Duáchall a'tighe" which is used for eyes, and grows on eaves of houses. Bouglas is used for toothache and worms and cattle. Garlic is used for worms also, "comfrey" is used for sprains a?

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Collector
Nora Mc Nicholas
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Mc Nicholas
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Language
English