School: Ceathrú na hAille (Carnahallia) (roll number 7416)

Cahernahallia, Co. Tipperary
Máirtín Ó Madadhain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0540, Page 353

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  1. Most harmful weeds growing at home - Dark leaves. Nettles. Groundsel. Crowfoot, Coltsfoot. Chicken weed, "Buachallanns", Dandelions. Rushes. Thistles. Moss.
    Thistles require good land. Story told of blind man who went with his son to "walk" a farm they were contemplating the buying of. Told son to tie the horse to a thistle or Geosadan. Son said there was not any such weed in field. "Come away then" said he. Land poor.
    Wet land grows rushes.
    (2) Geosadáin is a poisenous weed to animals. There is a cure for other diseases.
    (3) Rushes. Generaly grow on wet lands and are useful for thatching hay-stacks
    (4) Dandelions. is a useful feed for young Turkeys and for young pigs.
    (5) Dog leaves are one great harm to land, and are useful when you get a sting of a nettle.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)