School: Cloigeann

Location:
Cleggan, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seán Ó Fathaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 318

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Miseals: hot drinks
Trish[?]: The breath of a child that never saw its father
Sore eyes: Black tea
A Sty on the eye: A thorn of a gooseberry bush.
Rheumatism: Seal's oil
Indestion: Dandyline.
The cure for a sprain is the water from a waterfall, or go to the house of the weaver.

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Pains of the most violent kind and even convulsions are cured by the application of cold water.

Pains of the most violent kind and even convulsions are cured by the application of cold water; it also gives relief to people suffering from lock-jaw and insanity:
Rheumatism; Celery and apples.
Asthma; Carrots have a beneficial effect
Jaundice: Eggs, especially the yolks.
Nervousness: Celery and onions
Anaemia: lettuce and watercress
Sleeplessness: lettuce
Eye trouble: Very strong boild tea styes[?]. A good remedy for tired eyes is, plain water with the chill just off or fresh milk slightly warmed.
Colds: boiled onions.
Stings: soda; blue rag. A red hot wire. A bran poultice.
Sprains: Cold water bandages.

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Collector
Ita O' Toole
Gender
female
Address
Moorneen, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs M. O' Toole
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
42
Address
Moorneen, Co. Galway
Language
English