School: Tuairín Chathail (B.) (roll number 10392)

Location:
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Diarmuid Ó Cróinín

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0452, Page 213

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It is said that every plant that grows in the land can cure wounds. The rough side of a cabbage or ivy leaf can draw a wound and the smooth side can heal a wound.
It is said that the plant that grows in the bog can cure a sore throat. The chicken-weed is a good cure for a sore eye. These cures are used in remote places where there is no doctor. There is an herb which is called the seaweed, and it is used for making iodine which is used for curing sores.

Collector
Dan Sheehan
Gender
male
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Informant
William Sheehan
Gender
male
Age
62
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Language
English