School: St Mary's, Buncrana

Location:
Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Bhraonáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1111, Page 466

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The above mentioned lady says she always believed that a source of bogbean in Spring kept sickness and the doctor away for the rest of the year.

The above mentioned lady says she always believed that a course of bogbean in Spring kept sickness and the doctor away for the rest of the year.
She always gathered the bogbean in the bog at the beginning of March. She took it home and after washing it well she put it on in a pot half filled with water. She let this boil for four hours. She then strained the liquid. Next she put it in bottles - and each one in the house got a cup of this bogbean fasting all through the month of March.

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Collector
Charles Armour
Gender
male
Address
Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Informant
Miss Bridget Loughrey
Gender
female
Age
86
Occupation
pensioner
Address
Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Language
English