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 429

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The weeds that grow wild in our vegetable garden are, dockleaves, chickweed, nettles, thistles, buachalláin, and coltsfoot, these are the most harmful perhaps. The dockleaves, thistles, nettles, and buachalláin are harmful because they are deep rooted and they make the soil poor. The chickweed and the coltsfoot are not as bad as the others because they are not as deep rooted in the soil. These weeds spread quickly and they stop others plants near them from growing. The herbs that are in this district are, cowslips, horse-raddish, ivy, comfrey, dockleaves, chickweed, elder-berries, garlic, marsh-mallow, and the goose-berry thorn. The cowslip is used for yellow-jaundice. It is boiled and the juice is drunk. The stems of the ivy is boiled and the juice

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Collector
Joe Healy
Gender
male
Address
Cloonmore Lower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Healy
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Cloonmore Lower, Co. Mayo
Language
English