School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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Plants and Herbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 14_017

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In our garden there is a weed called "spunc". It has a leaf like rhubarb. Its root is about 4 ft. down in the ground which is white. It is terrible for spreading.
There is an herb growing in our garden, it is more like a shamrock than any other herb. Inside it there is white stuff for like milk. If this is put on warts it will cure them.
I know a woman

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Collector
Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English