School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 236

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Long ago when any person or animal took sick some of the people cured them by certain herbs which they usually found on the mountainsides.

Once upon a time a man had a horse which took a disease called the "Fercey" A neighbour told him of a man who could cure this disease. The person went at once to him and asked him for the cure. He went out and gathered some herbs off the mountain-side. When he came in he put them in a pot and boiled them. He then put the liquid in a bottle and he told the man to put half the liquid in the horse's ears and to tie them tightly. He told them to make the horse drink the remainder. The man did as he was told and in the

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Collector
Annie Ward
Gender
female
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Peter Ward
Gender
male
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Language
English