School: An Clochar, Oileán Ciarraí (roll number 14952)

Location:
Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An tSr. Caoimhín

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Dandelion Wine

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0447, Page 192

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People make dandelion wine for cures. Gather two quarts of dandelion petals, boil, stir, and cover with a flannel cloth and leave for three days stirring now and again. Then strain them. Put the water into a pan and boil for half an hour, with the rind of lemon, and a little ginger. Then slice the lemon into it and add one and a half pounds of sugar. When cool put in a bit of bread with a quarter ounce of yeast, and leave for two days; Then put in a jar and leave

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Collector
Maureen O' Connor
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs O' Connor
Gender
female
Address
Main Street, Co. Kerry
Language
English