School: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (roll number 14423)

Eachroim, Co. na Gaillimhe
Pádraig Ó Ceocháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0359

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    A very small herb grows on walls or stony parts of fields, and it is locally called 'Saint John'. It is called this name, because it is supposed that Saint John first used this herb as a cure for a sore mouth. It is used still by the people. The herb is boiled, and the juice is rubbed to the sore mouth.
    (Annie Carroll, Fairfield)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. There are a great many kinds of weeds growing on the land such as:- Glorauns, Prashagh weed, chicken weed, Sharawán, robin-run-the-hedge, lavender, and the Dandelion.
    Glorauns are not very harmful unless they grow through a crop. In Summer when other feed is scare,this weed is boiled, and mixed through meal and given to pigs.
    Prashagh weed is a very destructive weed. If this weed grows through a crop, it is the weed that thrives, and not the crop. It also ruins land and leaves it useless. Chicken weed is a harmful weed, and it is also used for pig feeding.
    Sharawán is no harm to crops; it grows
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. cleachtas an leighis
        1. leigheas dúchasach (~11,815)
    Philomena Minton