School: Drom Fada (roll number 16137)

Location:
Drumfad, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Bean Mhic Coluínn

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1090, Page 241

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In olden times the people had no doctors so they had to make cures out of plants and leaves.
For smothering they used "Candocossing" which they got growing in the Summer.
They had "Baughrom" or "Bog Bearn" as a cure for animals. It was taken in and boiled. When it was boiled it was put into bottles and then it was ready for use.
The Dandelion was pulled and taken in and boiled. Then the root was dried and eaten. It was a cure for different diseases.
When a person had a sore throat there were potatoes roasted and put into a stocking. Then the stocking was put round

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Collector
Florence Mc Collum
Gender
female
Address
Carran Lower and Upper, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Bernard Price
Gender
male
Address
Ballynashannagh, Co. Donegal
Language
English