School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

Location:
Tooraneena, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Gearóid Ó Coindealbháin

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Cures and Remedies

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0647, Page 226

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It is said that if your nose started to bleed the best remedy is to lie flat and put a key to your neck.
When you would get a headache it is a great remedy to twist St. Brigid's cloth around it.
If your hand started to bleed the old people said it was good to put a cobweb.
The old remedy for a boil is a poultice of soap and sugar.
It is supposed to be a good cure for chilblains to dip them in paraffin oil.
If you cut your hand it is good to get a dog to lick it.
It is said to be a good cure for a burn to rub salt to it.
Cahill's blood is supposed to cure ringworm.
When your finger or hand is sore it is believed that the blood of a black cat's tail would cure it.
It is said to be a great cure for a cut to drop some whiskey into it.
If a piece of glass would go into your leg it could be cured by putting

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Collector
Pádraig Teidhirs
Gender
male
Address
Cahernaleague, Co. Waterford
Informant
Buachaillí na Scoile
Relation
not a relative
Gender
male
Language
English