School: Tón Ruadh (roll number 12809)

Location:
Tonroe, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máirtín Ó Giobaláin

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0115, Page 66

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Old people had many cures for common ailments. many of these are used successfully at the present time.
A tooth ache is very painful especially where there is a decaying tooth. There are several cures used for this ailment. When people are suffering from tooth ache they usually smoke tobacco. They also chew a bit of ginger root when the tooth is aching. Others fill up the tooth with pepper or ginger so that it may kill the pain. The best remedy for tooth ache is the removal of the diseased tooth.
A head ache is a very common form of suffering. There are not many cures for head aches. Some people say that a cure for a head ache is to walk out in the fresh air for a while. After a while the pain leaves the head. Other people say the safest remedy for a head ache is to take a hot drink and keep the head warm.
Head fever is a common

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Collector
Iosaipín Ní Chuinn
Gender
female
Address
Botinny, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs B. Mc Guinn
Gender
female
Age
83
Occupation
farmer's wife
Address
Botinny, Co. Mayo
Language
English