School: Carraig Árd (roll number 15735)

Location:
Carrickard, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máire Ní Tháilliúir

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0181, Page 373

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The most harmful weeds in our district are dickens, crowfoot, nettles and chicken weed.
They are very harmful because they spread rapidly. These weeds impoverished the soil. Buttercups and thistles grow on good land. Rushes and sedge grows on poor land.
The crowfoot has medical properties. It is used as a cure for the nose.
The nettles and dandelines are used for food for young turkies. Lettuce and cabbage are used for food for people.
There is a herb called moss which grows on a stone and it is used for dyeing purposes.
American moss is used as a cure for horses.

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Collector
Fanny Mc Master
Gender
female
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Informant
A. Mc Master
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Language
English