School: Glencar

Location:
Glencar Scotch, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Brigid Mc Daid

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A Cure for the Mumps

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1083, Page 294

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A well known cure for the mumps and one much used in Donegal is for the person suffering from the mumps to put on a horses winkers and then proceed to a stream or well. Arrived at the stream or well he was supposed to drink from it if he wished to get cured.

Collector
Annie Murray
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Glencar Irish, Co. Donegal
Language
English