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

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

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Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 07_032

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Herbs and weeds grow plentifully in some lands. People long ago set more value in these herbs than the people nowadays.
There are some herbs of great value and power such as (go) ground ivy, groundsel, foxglove, and the bark of the haw-thorn tree. The hazel (tl) tree has many virtues. It is sacred and powerful against devils' wiles, and has secret properties known only to the wise.
The ancient Irish believed

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Collector
Eily Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mrs Laide
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English