School: Mercy Convent, Belturbet

Location:
Belturbet, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0971, Page 150

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The most harmful herbs growing on our farm are _ The "Rag-Weed", "Dockins", "Thistles", "Dandelions", "Bishop Weed," "Ground Ivy", "Chicken Weed", "Poppies", "Dead Nettles" and "Hay Pops" and the "Red Posy".
The rag weed and dockins grow very fast and they destroy the land. Dockins and the rag weed grow only in bad land. The dockin is used to cure the sting of a nettle.
Thistles grow in good land. The dandelion is used for

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Collector
Josie Smith
Gender
female
Address
Belturbet, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mrs Mc Elgunn
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Address
Belturbet, Co. Cavan
Language
English