School: An Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh

Location:
Athenry, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Treasa Ní Bhriain

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0003, Page 106

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1. If you have a stye on your eye it can be cured by putting the Sign of the Cross on it with a gold ring three times for nine mornings.
2. The rough side of a leaf of cabbage draws a wound and a smooth side heals it.
3. A cure for a headache is to put your head over a teapot of hot tea.
4. If you get a burn rub it with soap, apply bread, soda and wrap it up paper and it will keep it from rising.
5. If you have corns walk through a bog in your bare feet.
6. Any person that never saw their father can cure a desease called the thrush.

Collector
Clementine Mc Guinness
Gender
female
Address
Athenry, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Nolan
Gender
female
Address
Athenry, Co. Galway
Language
English