School: Ardough, Carlow (roll number 9137)

Location:
Ard Duach, Co. Laoise
Teacher:
Bean Uí Chochláin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0839, Page 187

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  1. The most harmful weeds growing on my farm are docks thistles and buachalans. They are harmful because they grow rapidly, and impoverish the soil. Some weeds only grow where land is good, namely the thistle, and those found only in poor land are docks. Some herbs have medicinal properties. The foxgloveleaf is one which cures faracy in horses.
    This herb is mixed with liquids namely vinegar and whiskey in order to cure. There is no tradition or connection with any herb or plant that I know. no herbs are used in food for man, but the thistle when young is used as food for animals.
    The furze blossom is used for dyeing
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. cleachtas an leighis
        1. leigheas dúchasach (~11,815)
    Language
    English
    Informant
    Mr James Lawlor
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    50
    Address
    Gort an Choill, Co. Laoise