School: Coillte Clochair (B.) (roll number 1649)

Location:
Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Domhnall Ó Gallchobhair

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Cure for Foot and Mouth Disease

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0195, Page 008

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Mr Wilson who is now aged 82 years is he teller of this story . In "Cnoc na Seangan" (the Hill of the Pismires) on the lands of Mr. May, foot and mouth disease broke out. The may's cured it themselves- about 80 years ago- by washing the feet and mouth ,with some mixture (not known what it was)
Then they applied a mixture of oatmeal and salt to the feet and mouth . In this they cured it.

Collector
Domhnall Ó Gallchobhair
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Informant
Mr Wilson
Gender
male
Age
82
Address
Cashelnadrea
Language
English