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 18_014

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There is a small herb which grows in good hilly land. It is a sure cure for manaric fever, a fever which no doctor can cure. If you have this sickness the woman will know as the herb will froth in her hand. She then mixes a bottle from the same herb, and it will not fail. The name of the plant is "manaric plant".
There is a small flower on dandelion with a yellow petal. When this is pulled a white substance like milk comes from it, and it's said to be a cure for warts. This plant grows

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Collector
Seán de Fréins
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English