School: Cor Bealaigh

Corbally, Co. Sligo
Pádhraic Ó Marcacháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0163, Page 034

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    for old sores.
    Another cure was mashed turnip and sugar. This was used as vaseline.
    Another cure was a chopped onion mixed with loaf poultice. This was supposed to cleanse a poisoned wound.
    Goats milk was supposed to be good for consumption.
    If a person took a stye on his eye, he gathered ten thorns off the gooseberry bush, pointed nine to the stye, and threw the tenth away.
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