School: Cill Mhic Dhuach (roll number 6610)

Location:
Kilmacduagh, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Cathail

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0047, Page 0186

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Consumpstion: The old people cured consumption by mixing the juices of garlic and dandelion with whiskey and brandy and taken as a drink
Chincough: If you saw a man riding on a white horse and asked him for a cure for the chin cough the first cure he would give was sure to cure it
Sty: If one had a sty in ones eye it could be cured by looking through a gold ring.
Broken Bones: If a person had a broken bone it could be cured by scraping the outside of the root of a wild plant called comfrey and putting it on a bandage and tieing it tightly around the break.
Headache: Sometimes the bones of the head separates and certain people can cure it by measuring it three times with a tape and saying a charm over it.

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