School: Kilcullen (B.)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 19_015

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Some herbs are very useful for curing. Old people mix medicine from herbs and give it to the person that is suffering.
I know an old woman who cures warths with a small plant. When the stem is broken a kind of milk comes out which she rubs on the warths.
There is a plant called "groundsill" which is used to cure birds from sickness. It grows about six inches high and little stems with yellow ends springs from the thick stem. It is a wild plant and is easily got.

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Collector
Maithiú Ó Ceallaigh
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mr J. Sammon
Gender
male
Age
68
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English