School: Baile an Chnuich (Hilltown)

Location:
Hilltown, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Simon Murphy

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0882, Page 191

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Harmful weeds.
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Dock leaves :- as roots penetrate and are hard to be uprooted.

Rib leaf :- as above.
Buacalláns :- Harmful as they spread rapidly.
Thistle : - Said to take all good from ground.
Spunk : - hard to get rid of and grows quickly.
Praiseach : - harmful weed as it grows quickly and smothers corn and small crops.
Chicken weed :- because it chokes smaller plants and seedlings, very common and grows quickly and is hard to destroy.

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