School: Fearglass (roll number 15616)

Location:
Fearglass South, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Proinnsias Ó Floinn

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Old Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0222, Page 430

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If you had a bad cough and get an herb that's called the ground ivy and boil it when it is boiled take it up and strain it then sweeten it and drink it, it would cure the cough.

If a person had consumption and get a mullen plant boiled on new milk and drink a wine glass of it three times a day it would cure it.
The tops of ash boiled and take a wine glass of it every day it would cure rheumathism. There is a plant known as the over grown amadawn and it is known as a great cure for kidney trouble trouble, the roots of it should be used in the winter and the leaves in the summer. It should be pulled washed and boiled, when it is boiled strian it, then take a table spoon full of it three times a day.
If a person had bad eyes and wash them with black tea every morning it would cure them.
Butter milk and soda is also good for the eyes. Boghole water is good for a strain. There are three plants when pulled

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