School: Na Creaga

Location:
Creggs, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Breandáin

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Old Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 257

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Corns :- Boiled ivy leaves rubbed on to the corns
Warts :-Water found in a hole in a stone and rubbed on the warts, but a pin should be left in the hole and when the pin gets rusty the warts will go.
Nerves :- Water cress eaten three times a day.
Stomach doubles :- Three feeds of Indian stir about to be taken each day for nine days.
Boils :- Fresh fat pork to be uses as a poultice
Stys :- Ten gooseberry thorns to be pulled, the points of nine of them to be pressed gently against eh sty, and the tenth to be thrown away
Burns :- Bread soda and soap rubbed on, prevents it from blistering

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Collector
Mary Kelly
Gender
female
Address
Creggs, Co. Galway
Informant
M. J. Kelly
Gender
unknown
Address
Creggs, Co. Galway
Language
English