School: Baile Ruadh (Cailíní)

Location:
Ballyroe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Fhearghail

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 258

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The most harmful of the weeds growing on the farm are, Dockleaves, Ferns, Scutch or known as Couchgrass, Búachailleáns, Thistles, Dandelions, Súile Buidhe, or Práiseach, Crádáns, Buachaill-an-tuighe,Blioscáins, Ragweed, Chickenweed.
The nettles and dockleaves grow on rich land and spread rapidly and in that way they impoverish the soil.
The Ragweed grows in the woods and on hedges. In former times it was used as a cure for sore-throats.
The Dandelion grows on ditches and on good

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Collector
Máire Nich Mhaolaín, May P. Mc Millan
Gender
female
Address
Williamstown, Co. Galway
Informant
Bean Mhich Aodha
Gender
female
Age
circa 82
Address
Williamstown, Co. Galway
Language
mixed