School: Monaghan (Convent, Girls) (roll number 359)

Location:
Monaghan, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Sr Síle

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Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0956, Page 214

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Cures

Whooping Cough :- To beg a piece of bread from two people of the same surname, who are married.
Mumps: To be led across a stream which runs South, whilst wearing a donkey's bridle.
Measles: To drink hot rum, and to be kept in a dark room.
Nettles, Bogbean and Rosenoble are prescribed for the blood.
King's candle-stick is a cure for warts.
Chick-weed is a cure for swellings.
Agrimony cures head-aches.
Garlic cures colds and Rheumatism.
Cure of a sore mouth- A person who has never seen his father (born after the death of his father) is supposed to have the cure of a sore mouth. The possessor of the cure breathes upon the sore and

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Collector
Philomena Mc Kenna
Gender
female
Address
Smithborough, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Susan Murphy
Gender
female
Address
Gortmore South, Co. Monaghan
Language
English