School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. A. Nic Fhionnlaoich, An tSr. M. Beinín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1115, Page 225

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The dandelion was drawn as tea is now is, and was given to people suffering from heart trouble on bronchitis.

The dandelion was drawn as tea now is, and was given to people suffering form heart-trouble or bronchitis. Grin-ivy was a broad flat leaf and it was pulled, drawn and given to people who had hives or pimples. "Feather-few" a plant like a feather with a yellow flower was pulled and drawn like tea and given to any person that was bloodless. Red-clover is supposed to be a cure for a certain sort of cancer. It was the blossom was used not the leaf.

To chew tobacco which had been steeped in rum, is said to be able to cure fever. Nettle soup is also said to be able to cure almost any disease. Bogbine boiled and then strained is said to be able to cure general debility.

Maude Canny
Pound St.
Carndonagh.

Information obtained from:-
Miss Annie Canny
Age 64

Collector
Maude Canny
Gender
female
Address
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Annie Canny
Gender
female
Age
64
Address
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Language
English