School: Ráth Coille (roll number 15705)

Location:
Rathkell, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Aindrias Ó Mórdha

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A Cure for a Cough

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0149, Page 106a

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A cough can be cured in the following way:-
Get a piece of a swede turnip and make small slices of it. Then put the slices in a saucer, shake a grain of sugar on them and cover them by means of another saucer or deep plate and lave there for a few hours.

Then take out the slices and drink a tea-spoonful of the juice before your breakfast for fifteen mornings in succession. This cured a severe cough which I had a few weeks ago.

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Emily Joyce
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female
Address
Glenavenew, Co. Mayo
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Mrs P. Joyce
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Glenavenew, Co. Mayo
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