School: Claremorris (B.) (roll number 9863)

Claremorris, Co. Mayo

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 151

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Long ago there were no doctors n this country and the people sought remedies themselves to cure diseases and if it was succeeded that cure was spread all over the country.
If a person had a terrible tooth ache now he would have to go to the chemist and get a bottle to cure it. But if a person smoked caraway seed, the pain would completely banish.
Goose grease is applied to a person that has a sprained ankle or wrist. The goose grease is warmed a little and the dripping is rubbed on the sprained part and also the fat itself. After a time the pain vanishes and the person is cured.
For cowpock blue-stone is used. The blue stone is broken into little bits and some of it is put into a mug or

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