School: Baile Dubh (1)

Location:
Ballyduff, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Bríd Ní Dhúnaighe

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The Whooping-Cough

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0638, Page 37

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I had the whooping cough last year. This is one cure I got for it. Put fresh cream in a saucepan and put plenty of sugar with it, according to how much cream you would have; if you had a cup of cream you would want a fistful of sugar. Then you should boil these until they are very thick and put them out in a saucer and leave it set. Then you could eat it and have an orange afterwards and after three weeks you would be alright, but you could drink hot milk as well. (You could get bottles too in a shop and you should drink with a small drop of water)

Collector
Kittie Barry
Gender
female
Address
Kilcoran North, Co. Cork
Informant
Cornelius Barry
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Kilcoran North, Co. Cork
Language
English