School: Loughkeeren

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna M. Warde

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 114

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Local Cures

Cough:
A cure for the cough was flax seed, liquorice and candy boiled together and taken in spoonfuls.
Cut:
A cure for cuts long ago was to put a cobweb on it to stop the bleeding.
Scratch:
If a person got a scratch the best cure was a 'fasting spit.'
Teresa Hyland
Loughkeeran
Ballyvary

Collector
Teresa Hyland
Gender
female
Address
Loughkeeraun Well, Co. Mayo
Language
English