School: Drumkerl

Location:
Drumkerril, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Ml. Mac Aoidh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0970, Page 213

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This is got in certain districts. A bit of it is stewed. A pint of water is added, and it is let stewed for half-an-hour. It is drank, and is a good cure for dropsy. Broom is generally growing in upland country.

Collector
Philip Flood
Gender
male
Language
English

It grows on bog land. It is very harmful by making land poorer. It is a medicinal plant. It cures the jaundice. It was "stept" in buttermilk and drank. It often is successful

It is harmful to crops. It will grow in any kind of land, but it is generally found in dry ground. It is very bad for oats, and if it is allowed to seed, it must be removed from the oats. It is called by this name, because it's shank is of a red colour.