School: Windgap (C.), Thomastown (roll number 5698)

Location:
Windgap, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Bean Mhic Eóin

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Herbs and Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0851, Page 135

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It is said that anyone suffering from wild-fire and ring-worms are cured with the blood of people called Cahills. Cahill's blood mixed with whiskey and other ingredients is applied and the ailment is cured within a week.
A leaf that grows wild, is also able to cure ring-worms, in this locality it is known as "the burned leaf", You roast it at the fire and then apply it to the

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