School: Scoil na Mainistreach (roll number 1793)

Killarney, Co. Kerry
An Br. P.C. Mac Niallghuis
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0455, Page 066

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  1. Long ago when people used get a cut they would gather a fistful of cobwebs and they would put them into the cut. Then they would close it and after a day or two it would heal up and would get better instantly. Another cure is, if a horse got a sore or a cut, the people used to get a weed called "the gosadan" and squeeze its juice out.
    Then they would pour it into the cut and it would immediately heal.
    If a boil broke they used to make a poultice of soap and crushed sugar and leave it on for the night. If you had a sore throat they would put a stockingful of horse bran up to it and it would heal. Then if you would sprain your leg they would
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Mrs J. O Mahoney
    New Street, Co. Kerry