School: Grange (roll number 3759)

Location:
Grange, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Tomás de Búrca

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0155, Page 153

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Other well known cures in this district includes the cures for a mole in the eye, measles, whooping cough, toothache and the cure for a disease called "the nose".

Ther person who has a mole in the eye goes to a person who has the cure for it. The curer then does the following - Firstly he gets a plate of water and puts clay into it. He then says prayers over it, and he tells the person who has the mole in the eye to stoop over it and the mole falls out.
A woman who has the same surname as her husband before she got married has the power to cure measles. The person who has the measles goes to the house and asks the woman of the house for a piece of bread and then they eat it an are cured. Another

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Collector
Mollie Rooney
Gender
female
Address
Aghagad, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mr James Rooney
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Aghagad, Co. Sligo
Language
English