School: Moyderwell Convent of Mercy (roll number 13530)

Location:
Moyderwell, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Siúracha na Trócaire

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Old Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 346

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toothache:- By chewing a frogs leg.
Whooping-cough. The milk left after a ferret had drunk some also, to drink boiled shamrock, candy, new mil together.
Ring worm:- To eat Sulphur and lard mixed. It is said that people born on Good Friday and baptised on Easter Sunday can cure ringworm.
Boils. To rub the juice of a plant called meachain dá abha or wild parsnip to them.
Sores. Boil violet leaves and steep a piece of lint in the liquid and apply to the sores.

Collector
Eileen Dineen
Gender
female
Address
Gortnaprocess, Co. Kerry
Informant
Patrick Dineen
Gender
male
Address
Gortnaprocess, Co. Kerry
Language
English