School: Lucan (B.)

Location:
Lucan, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
M. Mac Rois

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0794, Page 317

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Christopher Baker, Chapel Hill, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Aged 12yrs 9 months. He got these cures from his mother who was born and reared in Lucan.

14. Colds
The best cure for a cold in your head is a pinch of washing soda. You get a lump of soda and break it up, then bruise it very fine and snuff it up your nose and you'll sneeze for at least half an hour, and when you have done sneezing your cold will be gone.
15. Lumps In Throat.
You get some potatoes and boil them. When they are boiled, you take about three and bruise them up very fine. Then you put them in piece of white cloth, and put them

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Collector
Christopher Baker
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Chapel Hill, Co. Dublin
Language
English