School: Baile na nGalloglach (Milford) (roll number 15338)

Location:
Millford, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Tadhg Ó Súilleabháin

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Cures for Diseases

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1087, Page 008

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Warts.
If you get a pen then rub it on the wart then hide it under a stone without anyone seeing you, when the pen rusts the wart will disappear.

Mumps.
In this part of Donegal when a person had mumps a donkey's halter was put on his head. Then a man and woman of the surname led him round the well three times. Then he was cured.
Measels
Nettle water was the old cure for measels. When children had measels they got the common nettle and boiled them the same as they boiled cabbage. The water that came from them was given to the child.

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Informant
Mrs Connaghan
Gender
female
Age
82
Address
Millford, Co. Donegal
Language
English