School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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Herbs and Weeds

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 01_045

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Weeds grow by nature in the land especially when it is ploughed up. The names of the weeds that grow in this part of the country are Chicken weed, preshaugh weed, thistle, nettle, dock leaves and Hemlock. These weeds do much harm to the crops as they take away all the manure off the land if they are not pulled in time.
It is very difficult to clean the nettle off the land as its roots spread deep under the ground and it

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Eily Godley
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English