School: Gníomh go Leith (C.) (roll number 3686)

Gneevgullia, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chróinín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0451, Page 295

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  1. Not so long ago the people of this district had recourse to their own cures for diseases and healing.
    To cure the measles - a mouse was skinned, cleaned and boiled in a medium-sized saucepan and the soup was given to the patient.
    An infected wound or sore was cured by a poultice of white-bread and boiling water.
    Warts, boils etc. were cured by squeezing the juice of the bainnicín on them.
    Nettle-Stings were and are still cured by squeezing the juice of the dock-leaf on them.
    A sore corn was cured by scraping the back of a leaf like ivy on it. After a while the corn was easy to extract.
    A mixture of soap and sugar was supposed to cure a boil.
    Mac an Dá Abha - which is found at the junction of two big rivers or streams was the cure for the Yellow Jaundice
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Máire Ní Cróinín
    Meentoges, Co. Kerry