School: Na Machairí, Tralee (roll number 16153)

Magharees, Co. Kerry

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0430, Page 077

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of a door down a person's back. For cough, They used to boil Carrigeen Moss mixed with a lemon and some sugar and when this would be cold they used drink it and very often the cough would go away. For Winegall they used rub cold cream to it. Seal oil is good for pains sore and it is also food for pigs that would have cramps. Ivy is good for sores. Blue stone is good for to wash a sore with. Boiled nettles are good for rheumatics. If a person had a drop in his finger and to pick it with a gold needle it is said it would cure that minute. Donkeys milk is good for measles. A red onion is good for a sure ear or for a cold. Marigold leaves are said to be a good cure for sore heads.

The poultice of the bulbs of a Daffodill is a cure for an Appses.
The cobweb is used to stop blood.
The white gander is put near a persons mouth to cure Creas Galan.
A poultice of Ocas is used for Tonsilites.
A seaweed called dullamán us used for Rheumatism.
Slanlus is used to cure a cut.
A dogleaf is rubbed to a nettle sting to cure it.
A child that would be born afar his father dying is supposed to have a cure for creas-galan.
The blossoms of furze stewed in milk and given as a hot drink is a cure for measles.
Potatoe water is used to bath an animals lame leg.
A raw potatoe is rubbed to warts.
To cure a sore lip, the skin of a dogleaf is rubbed to it.

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Cait O' Connor
Fahamore, Co. Kerry