School: St. Brendan's (C.), Blennerville

Blennerville, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Mhuircheartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 129

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    church in Blennerville, and it is half knocked down, and there is a windmill there too and the Hicksons owned it, but it is not working now. There was a house a bit above our house at the right hand side of the road and it is knocked down.
    People emigrated from the quay of Blennerville, to America. They went in a small boat to Fenit, and went to America in a bigger boat. Mrs Mullins's house in Blennerville was a police barracks long ago but it is not now.
    Given by:- Mrs Williams Blennerville. (35)
    Collected by:- Nora Williams.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. The old people long ago never used medicin, or they never got docters. They used the herb for curing pains or anything they had.
    Nettles. Cures rheumatism. Boil the nettles, and drink the juice.
    Dock leaves. Cures nettleburn. Peel the green skin, and put the white skin inside up to it, and the burn will go away, and you would say "nettle, nettle burn me dock-leaf cure me"
    Dandelion. Cures warts. Bruise the dandelion, and the white milk that will come out of it rub it to the warts for the nine mornings.
    The harmful weeds are : - Spunk. Dock root. Ellistrim. Pairseac Duide[?]. Chicken weed. snitch[?] grass. button weed. goundsil[?].
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Nora Williams
    Blennerville, Co. Kerry
    Maurice Williams
    Blennerville, Co. Kerry