School: Mulhuddart (roll number 16675)

Location:
Mulhuddart, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Broin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0790, Page 33

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Chilblains are very common in this district. There are numerous cures for this complaint. The cures are as follows.
Put a poultice of loaf bread steeped in vinegar on the chilblain and allow it to remain on them overnight . The vinegar burns the pain away and also reduces the swelling.

Collector
Annie O' Hanlon
Gender
female
Address
Parslickstown, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mrs Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Mulhuddart, Co. Dublin
Language
English

Roasted salt is applied to the chilblains nightly before retiring to bed. As a result the salt and its substance removes both pain and swelling.