School: Sruthar (C.)

Location:
Shrule, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bríd, Bean Uí Éanacháin

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Sruthar (C.) | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0102, Page 120

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Any cure given by a man riding a white horse was used for whooping cough.
If a person's hand was swelled with trálac, an old cure for it was to place a little "scraw" and a little piece of red flannel under it and over it, and to make the sign of the cross with a lead pencil on the piece of red flannel over the scraw, and to look at it every day at half past twelve for seven days, andif the cross had worn away at the end of that time, the swelling had also gone, and it never occurred again in that particular part.

A cure for running sores was to drink buttermilk and oatenmeal until the blood became purified.
A child who was born after his father's death was able to cure craos galair by blowing three times into the mouth of the child who had the disease.
The skin of an egg shell was used for a severe cut. It was put on the cut, and allowed to remain on until it began to wither. Then the cut by that time was healing.
Old people usually kept a foxe's tongue in the house for removing thorns.

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Collector
Nora Dowd
Gender
female
Address
Cahernabrock, Co. Mayo
Informant
James Dowd
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Cahernabrock, Co. Mayo
Language
English