School: Liatra (roll number 13341)

Location:
Lettera, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seán Mac Sheoin

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 111

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Herbs
The thistle, the dock leaf and the buscalan are the most harmful herbs on the farm because they spread rapidly through the land and cause it to be useless. The garlic is also very harmful because if once sowed it spreads and it is almost impossible to uproot it. The glasser leaf is very harmful to sheep. The comfrey is also very harmful. The watercress found on wet, marshy land is a cure for sore throat. When a person runs short of potatoes for the pigs they are given boiled nettles and dook leaves mixed with Indian meal.

Collector
Delia Moylan
Gender
female
Address
Meelickroe, Co. Roscommon
Informant
John Moylan
Gender
male
Age
58
Occupation
farmer
Address
Meelickroe, Co. Roscommon
Language
English