School: Lahinch (roll number 11591)

Location:
Lehinch, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Dónall Ó Ríordáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0621, Page 364

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For the past few days I have noticed lots of people mostly ladies picking Dandelion or Caistreabháin which it is sometimes called.
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wine. It is a very bitter drink, but people take it to cure heart, liver and kidney trouble.
People use it different ways. Some eat it raw, but it is worse than the wine then. It is very very bitter, but people say it is better to eat it raw than cooked.

Informant
Katherine Garrihy
Gender
female
Age
36
Address
Lehinch, Co. Clare
Language
English