School: Cloigeann

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 319

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Burns: limewater mixed with the white of an egg and linseed oil.
Hiccoughs: sip of cold water or a lump of sugar. Hold one nostril.
Sore throats: to gargle with common salt and soda dissolved in warm water. Put hot bran or salt in a woll stocking and tie it round the neck.
Influenza: A good cure at the beginning is to drink plenty of warm water with bread soda dissolved in it.
Diapetes: Cabbage, spinach watercress lettuce and nuts.
Heart disease: dandelion.
Whooping cough: asses milk. Another old remedy is a gander to breathe into a childsmouth to cure thrush and to apply leeches to the surface for pleurisy. The juice of boiled nettles is a cure for nettle rash. Powder made from burned sally rods for styes. Goose grease for croup.

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Headache: Drink very strong tea.

Headach: Drink very strong tea.
Measles: The person that has them if he goes to a strange village for a while he will be cured.
Chin-cough: Drink milk from an ass or a goat.
Sprains: First cold water is spilled on the place if the swelling does not go then they make a plaster of herbs called chicken-weed.
burns: Part of a seal is melted and the oil it

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Collector
Ita O' Toole
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs M. O' Toole
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Claddaghduff, Co. Galway
Language
English