School: Beale (1) (roll number 7660)

Beal, Co. Kerry
Martin Beasley
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0399, Page 058

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  1. 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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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Nora Griffin
    Beal, Co. Kerry