School: An Cheapach (roll number 14508)

Location:
Cappagh, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seosamh G. Ó Cléirigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0046, Page 0112

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For burns, people used get an Alplower from under a heap of stones and rub its back with their tongues. They used then rub their tongues of the burn and this was supposed to heal it. There was supposed to be a cure in the tongues that touched the alphlower and it was said that they would cure itch and rash and other skin diseases.
A cup of extra strong tea was supposed to cure a headache.
It was said that ink or blue would cure a sting received from a bee or wasp.
This was often done to cure a wart.
A pin was dipped in a drop of water, found in a stone or rock, and then placed on the wart. The pin was then left back, and the person who took the pin was supposed to get the wart.
Nettle scorches: The cure for this is the juice of a dock leaf.
Rheumatism: Dandelion herbs boiled and taken or rubbed of the pain. The

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Collector
Seosamh G. Ó Cléirigh
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Address
Ballygar, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Walshe
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Cappagh, Co. Galway
Language
English