School: Grianán Ailigh (roll number 2049)

Location:
Grianan of Aileach, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Niall S. Mac Aoidh

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to get a lizard and put its tongue on your burn and it is supposed to be cured.

The old cure for erysipelas was to go out after sunset and bring in bog water and bathe with it. Some people can make ointment from herbs, and butter and other mixtures to cure it.
Measles; The cure for measles was to boil nettles and drink the juice.
Sty; The old cure for a sty was to get nine gooseberry jags and put them into the sty, and in a few days the sty would be cured.
Skin disease; If a person had the skin disease, he must get butter with no salt in it and put the butter in sulphur and they rub it on the skin.
Kathleen Mac Fadden
Castlecooly
Burt

Collector
Kathleen Mac Fadden
Gender
female
Address
Castlecooly, Co. Donegal
Language
English