School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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Old Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 249

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Sprain: Chicken weed applied hot can cure a sprain
swelling: Hot bran applied to a swelling cures it.
Sore ear: Hot oaten cake softened and the poultice applied to ear, cures a sore ear.
Swollen leg: For swollen legs apply poultice of cows manure.
Foul-mouth: the first son of a father and mother whose surname is the same blesses the child and also kisses the child.
Rheumatism: Carry sulpher in your pocket and avoid getting it wet. Also carry nut-meg in your pocket
Boils: Brown – soap, cruds of buttermilk, brown – sugar and some sweet milk mixed together and if

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Collector
Patrick Mac Mullin
Gender
male
Address
Drumroosk, Co. Donegal
Language
English