School: Coill na Leac

Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 070

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it is taken off and put on the cut and a bandage tied on it.

It is a wild herb which grows in old bogs, or swampy land. The older generation used it for colds, it is a plant with a long stem, much like the common docking. It is boiled in a pot for some time. When strained it is put into bottles. It is given in small quantities to the person who is suffering from the cold.

Annie O Hare
Drumcalpin, Co. Cavan

The herbs that grow on our farm are.
Switch-grass, Deaf-nettle, Chicken-weed, Crow-foot, Hemlock and Dockens. The worst of these weeds is Switch-grass for when the potatoes are set the Switch-grass grows around the potatoes, and they never be much good. It is very hard to get rid off the Switch-grass.