School: Cnoc Breac

Location:
New Inn, Co. Galway
Teacher:
M. Ó Maoldúin

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0045, Page 0300

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Herbs
There are several kind of herbs but the most harmful is the chicken-weed and the dock-leaf. They are harmful because they spread rapidly on the land. The dockleaf is found almost in every land but especially in poor land. If you get a burn of a nettle the dock leaf would would cure it. To cure the burn I would get a piece of soap and rub it to the dock-leaf and then leave it on the burn.
Nettles are given to turkeys and ducks. There is a weed called the "gloran" but it is not as harmful as the nettle or the chicken-week and it does not spread as much as

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Collector
Annie Ryan
Gender
female
Address
New Inn, Co. Galway
Informant
Thomas Melody
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Corrabaun, Co. Galway
Language
English