School: Ráth Coille (roll number 15705)

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

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A Cure for a Pain in the Back

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0149, Page 131

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A pain in the back can be cured in the following way: Pull about ten or twleve roots of the dandelion and boil them in a quart and a pint of water for half an hour. Then strain the juice and add a sufficient supply of sugar to sweeten it. Put the juice into bottles and take a wine glassful of it every morning for fifteen morning before breakfast. This treatment was tried by Miss Celia Joyce, Glenavenew who had a pain in her back and it completely cured her.

Annie Kate Walsh

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Collector
Annie Kate Walsh
Gender
female
Address
Ballymoyock, Co. Mayo
Informant
Miss Celia Joyce
Gender
female
Address
Glenavenew, Co. Mayo
Language
English