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 330

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A Bee sting:
Salt disolved in tepid water used to bathe the affected part will cure the sting.
A Burn:
Limewater mixed with sweet oil used to bathe burn will heal it very quickly.
A Sprain:
A very good cure for a sprain is bran soaked in vinegar and put in a cloth and tied round the affected part. Another cure for a sprain is the leaf of a plant known as Mac-na-Company root placed on the affected part.
A Boil:
There are various cures for this painful ailment. A bottle filled with steam and placed on the boil will burst it and draw out all the matter.
A Wart:
A cure which is believed very effective is to dip the wart in water collected in a hole in a stone.

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Arabella Melody
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female
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Clooncah, Co. Galway
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Michael Hurley
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Clooncah, Co. Galway
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Clooncah, Co. Galway
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Mrs Margaret Melody
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female
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Clooncah, Co. Galway
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Peter Hurley
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male
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Clooncah, Co. Galway
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