School: Wilson N.S. (roll number 16138)

Raphoe, Co. Donegal
A.J.M. Thompson
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1102, Page 201

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    for people with bad blood. When you have it gathered, you hang it up till it is dry. then you boil it and, put the watery stuff in a bottle, and screw the cork well. After a few hours you get it and it is very good for the blood. She also said, that when you get a sting with a nettle you procure docken leaves and rub the sting with the leaves. When our cattle have the red-water, Father goes to an old man named Mr. Scott and he prepared red-shank, and gives Father the juice in a bottle. I don't know exactly how this gentle-man prepared it. An old lady who lives next door to us, whose name is Mrs. Crawford, says that "Quendihoschác is a cure for heart fever. Weeds that grow on good land are called dandelions, thistles, dockens, and cow-foot. Rushes grow on bad land.
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  2. Raphoe, the fort of huts or cottages, was one of the places where St Colmcille established a monastery. It was enlarged by St. Eunan who made it into a Bishopric, its first Bishop was St. Eunan. He erected the Church of the Abby into a Cathedral which is there to
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