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    A True Story of a Foxglove

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Mai Fitzgerald
    Faisnéiseoir
    (ní thugtar ainm)
    Aois
    circa 48

    her trouble, so he advised her to gather some leaves from the Foxglove or the Fairyfinger as it is often called and to boil these leaves and after boiling them to give the water to the baby to drink telling her that by doing this her own baby would be returned to her. So the mother did as she was told and the poor little baby died because the Foxglove is a poisonous plant.

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    My Native Townland

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Christina R. Murphy

    The place where I live is called Coolboa. It is in the Barony of Decies within Drum. There are fourteen houses in Coolboa, twelve slate and two thatch. The schools and Church are also in Coolboa. There are no rivers or lakes in Coolboa, only a large pond which is called 'Poll an Tairbh', it is called this because it is said that two bulls had a fight near the edge of the pond and one of the bulls fell in and got drowned. There are no people in Coolboa over seventy years. There are no ruins of old houses there. The place is called 'Cúl Bugha' which means 'foxglove'. Because the foxglove plant is growing wild on every ditch and field. The flowers on the plant are like the fingers of a glove.

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    Foxglove

    Teanga
    Béarla

    Foxglove:
    Foxglove is a corruption of ''Folk's Glove'' probably fairy-folk. Its flowers fit like thimbles on the fingers and children love to pull on those handsome white and red blossoms and use the fairies' gloves for themselves.

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    Patsy and the Leprechaun

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Faisnéiseoir
    Patrick Murphy
    Aois
    91

    foxglove where I was sitting and you'll find as much treasure as you can carry away. Let me go Patsy darling and go home for a spade".
    But Patsy grinned wider than ever. "I'll mark the foxglove before I do", he said, "but I'll not mark it with a red garter! And now, since you've behaved like a gentleman, I'll set you at liberty and thank you kindly".
    As soon as he was free the wee lad swept off his hat, "I'd be saving my thanks for a while, Patsy, if I were you", he said with a wink and picking up his stool he disappeared.
    Calling at the top of his voice his small sister heard him and came towards him. To make sure of the foxglove he decided to tie Judy to the one mentioned by the leprechaun with the aid of a piece of twine. This done he set off for home for the spade. His feelings can be imagined more easily than described with visions of a bucket-full of gold.
    On his return the sight

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    Patsy and the Leprechaun

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Faisnéiseoir
    Patrick Murphy
    Aois
    91

    that met his eyes left him speechless for tied to every foxglove was a small girl shouting "Patsy! Patsy!" at the top of her voice. Unable to speak he looked wildly from foxglove to foxglove - the babies were all exactly alike.
    "The leprechaun has tricked me after all", he wailed on regaining his speech. "I've lost my fortune, and whatever can I do with a field full of babies. I'll never be able to tell which is Judy". "Patsy, Patsy", they shouted.
    He held his hands to his ears. Suddenly he had an idea and began to laugh. "Why didn't I think of it before", he exclaimed. "Even if I can't tell which is Judy surely she will know which is herself".
    So he took out his knife and loosened all the babies by their strings as fast as he could. No sooner done than all the youngster stumbled and rolled abut. Then he stooped and held out his arms,
    "Judy, Judy, darling! Come

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    Local Cures

    Teanga
    Measctha
    Bailitheoir
    Eibhlín Ní Liathán

    The flower of the foxglove mixed with hogs lard is a great ointment for all skin diseases, and the juice of the leaves of foxglove is a cure for heart disease

    The leaves of the alder tree put under the bare feet galled by travelling give relief
    The leaves of the alder tree put in a bed banish the fleas
    Cabbage which is to be used for dinner the following day should be cut at night when the moon is shining as it is then fresh and crisp but during the day it is

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    Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Nora Griffin

    of one foot. The foxglove commonly called "Fairy Thimbles" has a red flower. The dockleaf would cure a burn of a nettle. The inners part of an Alder would cure a burn.

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    Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Florrie Maguire
    Faisnéiseoir
    Thady Maguire

    Clover, buacaillin and comfrey grow on good land. Burdock, docken, dandelion and foxglove grow on both good and bad land.
    Dandelion means lion's tooth as the leaves of a dandelion are shaped like teeth. If you eat a docken root it is supposed to cure a cough.
    Comfrey is used by some people as a food for hens and pigs. It is cut up and boiled and given to them to eat.
    Foxglove is sometimes called fairy's finger as the flowers are like fingers. It is supposed to be able to cure cuts.
    "Dockens" are harmful because its seeds spread all over the land and covers it with "dockens."
    Thistles are harmful because they make the soil poor. Water cress grows in rivers. If a person eats it it will give them an appetite.
    A small red berry called a dog berry

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    Local Cures

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Josephine Gegan
    Faisnéiseoir
    Rosaleen Gegan

    The roots of nettles when boiled and the liquid drunk cures the measles. The roots of the primrose boiled is a cure for the jaundice. The stem of the dandelion boiled is a cure for a cough. The juice of the stem of a flagger is a cure for the toothache. The leaves of the foxglove boiled produces a liquid which if drunk is a cure for a weak heart. The leaves of the dock are a cure for a sting of a nettle. Blue is a cure for a sting of a nettle. Blue is a cure for a toothache. Buttermilk whey is a cure for a cold.

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    Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Nora Griffin

    There are a lot of herbs and plants growing in the land which I know. Some of these are the "Praiseach Bhuidhe" the costerwan, and the chicken weed. The Praiseach Bhuidhe has a yellow flower. it grows chiefly among the corn crops. The farmers try to get rid of it by pulling it. The costerwan is a sort of weed which grows among grass it has several leaves it is cut sometimes with a knife and given to pigs with porridge. The chickened is a sort of a weed which grows plentifully among potatoes. Garlic in grass is objectionable because it gives a bad flavouring to the cow's milk. Other herbs I know of are the thistle, Iris, and foxglove. The thistle is cut and given to the pigs like the costerwan. The iris is a tall plant it has a yellow flower, it grows to the height

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    Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Helen Groves

    There are several weeds which grow on the farm, such as dockana, foxglove, the thistle and colefoot. These are very harmful plants and rob the soil of its substance intended for the crop.
    In very poor land the colefoot is found. This plant sours the pasture and robs it of its substance.
    Digitalis can be procured from foxglove and is a valuable heart stimulant but never given without a doctor's order.
    The nettle stings but when cooked it is given for impurities in the blood and to children suffering from measles and also Rheumatism and is also a valuable food for young turkeys and chickens.
    The dockana seed is often cooked and given to animals affected with cough.
    The bog bean when cooked is given to people suffering from cough.
    The chicken weed is a great healing herb when used as a poultice.
    Nettles are often eaten by human-beings in the spring when other vegetables are scarce.
    Groundsel is found in gardens and the seeds obtained from it are given to cage birds.
    The plants which are considered poisonous

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    Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Lizzie Kehoe

    Clobaun is another weed which is very harmful because it smothers the crops and it grows in every crop. Pennyleaf is a poisonous plant. Among other weeds there are Robin run-the-hedge, Cocksfoot, sparemint, foxglove and crowsfoot.

    Lizzie Kehoe

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    Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Margie Fagan
    Faisnéiseoir
    (ní thugtar ainm)
    Aois
    45

    Valuable ointments and remedies for different diseases can be obtained from the herbs of the earth.
    From the common nettle we get medicine which has proved to have wonderful qualities for purifying the blood.
    Medicine obtained from the leaves of the foxglove is used in many parts of the country for several disorders of the heart.
    The blades of Gladen have been used successfully for generations for the cure of Mumps. The sufferer pulls ten blades and throws away one and wears the other nine around

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    Cures (Remedies)

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Annie Teresa Boyle
    Faisnéiseoir
    Anne Meehan
    Aois
    76

    The people of this district have many cures for diseases and pains. There are certain cures for the toothache such as: When a pot of boiled potatoes is taken off if a white stone is got through the potatoes that stone will be a cure for the toothache for the time to come; if you never comb your hair on Friday you will never have the toothache; if you put the same stockings on the same feet each day you will never have the toothache, or if you find a white stone in a bank where turf is being cut it is also a cure for the toothache if no one has ever seen it before. If a person has erysipelas it is said that if there are seven sons in a family in succession that the seventh son can cure it. If a person has a disease called the "rose" it is said that a drop of Mc Cahill's blood would cure it. If a person has a foul mouth it is said that a person who has never seen his father can cure it, if he blows his breath on the person who has it. In some cases of sickness if a coal is taken out of the house in which the person is lying, it is said that he will never rise or if his stockings is burned the same is said. The leaves of foxglove boiled through oatmeal are said to be a cure for stonebruises.
    If a person is born on Whit Sunday or Whit Monday is said that he will kill or else be killed.

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    Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Emma Jean Hutchinson
    Faisnéiseoir
    Mr Hutchinson
    Aois
    66
    Faisnéiseoir
    Mr J. Elkin
    Aois
    72
    Faisnéiseoir
    Mr G. Norris
    Aois
    64
    Faisnéiseoir
    Mrs Hutchinson
    Aois
    63

    be drunk in a tea made from the young tops in spring. The water in which nettle roots have been boiled is very valuable in curing pleurisy. Watercress is very good for people also as it is full of iron.
    Whins are good for both horses and people. Crushed whins and thistles used to be given to horses. For people, the whins should be boiled and strained, then mixed with liquorice ball and sugar. This is a very good remedy for a cough. Foxglove is splendid for drawing a sore or a festering. The leaves are boiled in sweet milk, and then put on the sore. Hemlock is good for a sprain. The hemlock is boiled, then the sprain is bathed in the water in which it is boiled. Camomile is good for sprains or a sore throat. The leaves or flowers should be gathered, then chopped finely and mixed with a little butter and roasted; they should then be placed on the sprain. If this is repeated for 24 hours, the sprain will be better. In the case of a sore throat, the sufferer should inhale the moisture which comes from the camomile flowers after they have been boiled in water. Chicken-weed

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    The Magic Pigs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Faisnéiseoir
    Brian Drake
    Faisnéiseoir
    P. Mac Giolla Comhghaill

    came nearer to the town there were a lot of men driving their pigs. Those that had carts were passing Billy and the strange man, but the pair were able to pass those that were walking their pigs. Billy was a jovial going sort of a man and says he, 'Everyone has pigs for the fair but yourself and myself. 'Oh, says the other, we can get a few pigs to drive, too.
    They only walked a short way when they came to a sheough on the side of the road, and what was growing beside it but a bunch of fairy fingers. (Foxglove) The lad pulled four or five of the fairy fingers and threw them into the sheough, and, there before Billy's eyes, they turned into pigs and out they ran out off the water.
    Billy and the stranger drove the pigs before them, and it wasn't long till they were in the middle of

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    Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Maggie Fleming
    Faisnéiseoir
    Mrs Fleming
    Aois
    50

    bark, marshmallows, planting leaf, rib grass, daisyleaves and Dandelion.
    Green brom is very good for worms in horses and ragweed and lard is a very good cure for the murrian in cattle. Foxglove boiled would make a lovely dye for a black dress Everything was cured by herbs in olden times. A man by the name of Michael Bailey was cured by herbs. He had scurvey. Black heads and cockeled roots washed and boiled. Then strain the water off and take a glass of it every morning before breakfast would cure scurvey. Nettles and Dandelion mixed up in Indian Meal is very good for young turkeys when they are getting the red heads.

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    Composition - Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Mary Mc Greal
    Faisnéiseoir
    Mr Thomas O' Malley
    Aois
    59

    Many plants grow on the farm; some of which are harmful and some of which are very useful. The most harmful ones are :- the hemlock, the dockin, the críachiar, the bócharlán, the celestring, the willow-weed, the fearabán, the thistle and the clúbhán.
    The hemlock is a green weed which produces a white flower in Summer. It grows about a foot from the ground and is supposed to be very poisonous. The celestring is green and produces a yellow flower in Summer and is very harmful in grass. The dockin grows very close to the ground and is also very harmful in grass. The willow-weed is a red, seedy flower which
    grows chiefly in vegetables.
    There are also many plants which are cures for certain complaints. The foxglove is good for a sore throat. This plant is red and grows a foot from the ground. From the dandelion wine can be made. This is good for rheumatism. The chicken-weed as well as being harmful is also a cure for a swelling on the neck. Likewise the hemlock is a cure for swelling on

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    Herbs

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    M. Dagg
    Faisnéiseoir
    (ní thugtar ainm)

    Docks,thistles, nettles,Dandelions, are the most harmful weeds in this locality. Cluvan and Red Knee grow in bad soil.Garlic cures rheumatism. Dandelion the jaundice, Water cress scabs, the colts foot leaves used be a cure for coughs and colds.Boiled with elder leaves and flowers it was good for the wheezing.Devils penals or cuckoo fruit was good for animals. but deadly poison for humans.The forget me not cleansed the blood. Sorrel leaves were used in fever for the thirst; also in salad to take the place of vinegar,
    The silver weed used for pimples and blood. Juice of the wild cornflower produced sweat.
    The red wild poppy puts people asleep and gives sore eyes.
    Foxglove,buttercup,nightshade are poisonous .Milk weed is a cure

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    Local Cures

    Teanga
    Béarla
    Bailitheoir
    Bridget Cullinan
    Faisnéiseoir
    John Cullinan

    Local Cures.

    The juice of a weed which grows in the gardens,called chicken wees is a cure for warts. If a person had warts and he found water in the hollow of a rock, the water would cure them.
    A plant called ragweed is supposed to cure a sore throat. The leaves of a foxglove are a cure for eczema. It should be boiled in water and the juice forms the cure. Long green leaves which grow in the ditches is a cure for a burn. A person who has a pain in his tooth should rub a frog to his jaw and this would cure the pain.
    66 years John Cullinan.
    Bridget Cullinane, Ballyrune, Kildimo.