School: Wilson N.S. (roll number 16138)

Raphoe, Co. Donegal
A.J.M. Thompson
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1102, Page 203

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    entrance to the Cathedral when tapped sounds hollow.
    The old Castle stands on a hill, and overlooks the town. It was occupied by the Bishop of Gloucester. It was burned years ago, but the ruins are most interesting. Near this Castle, there is a Monument over the grave of the men of Raphoe, and the district who defended the Castle from rebels at the "Battle of Burnside" in 1779.
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  2. Science has progressed so much, that there is now a cure for every disease in the world.
    An old lady told Mother a few old-fashioned cures. One was that you get some Garlic and mix it well with butter, and give it to cattle that have a bad cough. Also people take it for purifying the blood.
    Mrs. Gallagher has cures for bad blood. She has a big heap of perfectly dried "bog-bean". She boils it well, and then puts the water into a well-corked bottle. You then get it to drink, but it is very hard to take, it is so bitter. But, it is very good for the blood.
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Sadie Cromie
    Convoy, Co. Donegal