School: Hanly Memorial Castlerea (roll number 1086)

Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
An Br. Seosamh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0247, Page 004

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  1. Cures in my District
    There are many cures for illnesses and ailments of which the old people tell! For instance - "ferret's leavings" given to a child for chin-cough.
    Also, a black snail rubbed on warts removes them! The snail is allowed to rot on a gooseberry bush.
    Again: bathing sore eyes with cold black tea leaves relieves pain.
    It is believed also in my place that the mother or father of a child going out from a home where the whooping cough is - may demand a cure from a man in the district who has a white horse.
    The dock leaf cures a scorch from a nettle. The leaf of a weed Known as St. Patrick's lead will stop bleeding.
    Boiled buttermilk kills a cold!
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)