School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 295

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It is a tall erect branching weed with a white flower. It has a smooth hollow stem; the leaves when brashed together have a nauseous odour. Poison can be obtained from the hemlock. Crowfoot is a troublesome weed in tillage ground in this district. It grows in moist places creeping over the ground and trailing around other plants so that it is difficult to weed it away without uprooting the plants. When cows eat it, it gives a strong flavour to the milk and butter. Prosha is a most harmful weed in this district. It grows in such abundance it leaves the crop weak and then when it appears in tillage ground it is best to let it out into pasture and break new ground. Black

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
circa 13
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Mc Guire
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Language
English