School: Sean Bhaile Árd (roll number 14663)

Location:
Shanballard, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Murchadha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0083, Page 329

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"Trálach" or wrist pain:
The cure for the affliction is a strap of cloth tied tightly round the wrist. The skin of an eel soaked in salt water and tied round the wrist is believed to be more efficious but this is not always available.
A sore throat:
A cure which is commonly used is heated salt tied in a cloth or sock and tied round the neck.
A pain in the ear:
A very effective cure for this ailment is cotton wool soaked in castor oil or whisky and heated and put into the ear.
A nettle burn:
This sting is very painful at first but if a dock-leaf is rubbed on it, it will relieve the pain.
A sore chest:
Roasted potatoes tied round the chest while still hot is very effective.

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Arabella Melody
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Clooncah, Co. Galway
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Michael Hurley
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Clooncah, Co. Galway
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