School: Scoil na mBráthar Sligeach (Sráid na Céibhe) (roll number 16585)

Quay Street, Co. Sligo
An Br. Ó Cearbhaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0161, Page 230

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  1. There are some very well known plants around this district. Some of these are very useful both for people and animals. But others may be good for some use and bad for a different use.
    For instance nettles are supposed to be very good in the making of soup. They grow in bunches but they are not so common. People go out and pick them in bunches. They bring them in and boil them. After they strain them and the juice that comes out mixed with barley makes delicious soup and puts a nice flavour on the soup. Nettles are also good for turkeys.
    "Garlic" is another sort of plant which grows in woods. it is used by the people for colds. They boil it along with sugar and milk for a certain time.
    They then strain it and is used as a hot drink for colds. Doctors also use it when making medicines.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Mrs M. Martyn
    Knappagh Road, Co. Sligo