Check out today's Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Mary Wallace.

Mary gives us an introduction to wild garlic as a native Irish herb that has been eaten in Ireland for thousands of years and finishes with a recipe for a delicious pesto.

Some Wild Garlic facts:

It is used traditionally throughout Europe as a spring tonic due to its blood-purifying properties.

The leaves were once boiled and the resulting liquid used as a disinfectant.

Its smell is said to repel cats.

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