School: Gort Leitreach (roll number 15960)

Location:
Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Cionnaith

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Bonesetting

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 343

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Cloone(Teague, Donohue, Bohan). These families are very successful bonesetters. The first especially has been successful in cases where amputation was held to be the only cure by Dublin doctors.

Heartache: Cup of oatmeal to forehead or breast.
Warts: Hide a piece of raw meat.
A chewed ivy leaf to draw out a thorn.
Cure for warts: Cut a raw potato, and put it to them.
Cure for nettle sting: Rub with a dock-leaf.

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