School: Scoil na mBráthar Sligeach (Sráid na Céibhe) (roll number 16585)

Location:
Quay Street, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
An Br. Ó Cearbhaill

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Scoil na mBráthar Sligeach (Sráid na Céibhe) | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0161, Page 166

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cloth on the head of the sufferer, and which is left on until the third visit. The patient pays the "doctor" at each visit.

(a) If a person got a burn from hot water a "mankeeper" was got. It is like a frog; and the burnt person would have to lick the mankeeper's back and then the burn.
(b) Lick an "insect" called a mankeeper.
(c) For a burn rub a docken on it.

(a) Squeeze the moisture from the garlic and give it as a drink.
(b) Look for a horse with four white legs, and ask the owner for a cure. Whatever he prescribed would be the cure.

(a) For a person with a cold on his chest you get a piece of brown paper and a piece of a blessed candle. Melt the candle at the fire and let the grease drip on the paper, in the form of a cross. Place this on the persons chest who has the cold and in "no time" the cold is cured.

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Collector
J. Evans
Collector
A. Conway
Language
English