School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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Old Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 81

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Boiled sea- wrack rubbed on the joints, As a preventative against rheumatism an iron ring should be worn on the fourth finger.
The cure for bone disease was to take three green stones from a running brook between midnight and dawn,, and then apply them to the diseased limb saying in Irish "Wear away there you shall not stay caused pain away away".
Toothache- carry the jaw bone of a haddock in the pocket and the older the bone was the better ; apply a poultice of mustard to the pulse. Pains- rub the part affected with flax and tow, saying in Irish " In the name of a rough man and a mild woman, and of the Lamb

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