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 08_025

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Some weeds are very harmful in farms, because they spread rapidly, especially the "preshaugh weed, the dock leaf and the comvera". There are many other weeds the "thisle", the nettle, the "dandeline", "hemlock", "sour saddle", "calavan", and the swich grass.
The (covera) "comvera" is like a dock leaf with a big long root. Long ago they used that as a cure for broken legs of animals they used dig it up clean and scrape it and put it in a

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Collector
Nora Lawlor
Gender
female
Address
Ballylongane, Co. Kerry
Informant
Frank Casey
Gender
male
Age
63
Address
Ballylongane, Co. Kerry
Language
English