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

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 296

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heads and trembling traneens and rattlers are conspicious in poor land. White clover and daisies are to be seen in good land. It is good land where thistles grow. Old people tell a story of a blind man who went to buy a farm "Tie that horse to a thistle" he said to the son. "I don't see any thistles" said the son "Oh" said the old man "we'll go home so, I wont buy this land its too poor and bad". The water-cress that grows in clean spring water in drains is used by people as food in Spring when vegetables are scarce. It is cooked like greens or cabbage. Dockins grow in abundance in this district, to gather the green leaves and boil them and dress them with

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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