School: Clondra, Longphort (roll number 13536)

Location:
Cloondara, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Pilib Ó Fearghail
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0755, Page 214

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    Nettles: They cure the measles if boiled & left for three days. They a great for turkeys if boiled and mixed with meal.
    Thistle: Grows in bogs and meadows. It can be cut from the stump & chopped into small pieces. Then it can be scalded and given to the pigs.
    Prasha: An herb that grows through oats. The farmers have to cut them out with the blade of a slane.
    The Dandelion: Grows on good land. It is a cure for consumption. You have to get the mid-rib white and boil the leaves for a few hours and drink the soup every morning fasting.
    Rib grass: It is a short little herb. It stops bleeding.
    Ladies Mantle: It cures cuts. You have to make a poultice of it.
    Confrey: It grows in the bog. It is
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    Topics
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Nóra Ní Cathail
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Cloondara, Co. Longford
    Informant
    Mrs Annie Gavigan
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Knappoge, Co. Longford