School: Balscadden (roll number 9492)

Balscaddan, Co. Dublin
P. Ó Séaghdha Francis Shaw
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 193

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    the names of weed's.
    The worst weed's that grow on the land are Farebann it has a yellow flower, and spreads quickly over the ground and destroys the crops. Butter dock and Lambs-quarter also destroy the crops, but they have no flower.
    Dandelion and Tansy has a yellow flower. Convolvulus spreads very quickly along a ditch; it has a lovely white flower. Meadow=Sweet has a cream flower and it is poison; it grows along the banks of a ditch. The Goldilock's is not uncommion in woodland's and shady hedge banks, and is often called Woodfoot, It is like the yellow Rock-Rose. Hemlock is a very poisonous plant, it has a white flower. Milk-Weed, Gruncle, and Spunk's also destroy the crops because they smother them.
    Annie Gorman
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Annie Gorman