School: Gortermone

Location:
Gortermone, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Mrs A. O' Reilly

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0229, Page 300

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Burns - Grated raw potato put over the burned part and also roasted dock leaf and ordinary cabbage leaf. Ground chalk mixed with unsalted butter or lard and spread on. White of egg beaten up and spread on, saturated with paraffin oil, common bread soda.

Blisters - A leaf called the plantin leaf that grows broadest a tapering shape and marked veins.
Mumps - Two people married if same name, say McLeahe & McLeahe, O'Reilly & O'Reilly, Any one of the married pair to draw his or her breath on the patient 3 times in the name of the three ?divine persons
Thrush - Drawing of the breath of a person who never saw his father on the person suffering.
Whooping cough - Ferrel's leaving boiled in sweet milk and drank. Putting the ? in and

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