School: Lathaigh (Laghey)

Location:
Laghy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Proinsias Mac Pháidín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1032, Page 110

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on Saturday because it is said that that day is unlucky. Some people say “Saturdays flit is a short sit.”

Bogbine a thick juicy plant found in marshy and boggy land is regarded as a valuable cure for blood troubles. In our parish even to this day it is gathered and boiled and bottled.
Its taste is extremely bitter like cascars and it is a rather dark drink. During spring is the correct time to use it.

Collector
Monica Connolly
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Connolly
Gender
female
Age
45
Language
English