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 260

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The most harmful of the weeds growing on our farm are the nettles and the dockleaves, because they spread rapidly and impoverish the soil.
Another weed known as the thistle grows only in rich good soil, but it impoverishes it. Heath and rushes and sedge grow only in bad poor land and they have no feeding properties.
Many herbs grow on the farms and each one of them is looked upon

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Collector
Eibhlín Ní Goillidhe, Evelyn Goley
Gender
female
Address
Williamstown, Co. Galway
Informant
Padraich Ó Ghoillidhe
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Williamstown, Co. Galway
Language
mixed