School: Brownstown (C.), Curragh Camp (roll number 16303)

Location:
Brownstown Upper, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Bean Uí Dubhshláine

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0777, Page 025

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A woman who has not changed her name at marriage can cure a child of whooping cough by giving it a piece of bread she has baked.
Vervain (vervine) boiled cures jaundice
A catterpillar (hairy molly) put in a bag and hung round the neck cures whooping cough
Water in which house leek is steeped will cure styes as will nine thorns from a gooseberry bush if pointed at it for three successive mornings
The rubbing of a neighbours weeding ring will cure wild-fire
A sour-apple applied to a rat bite will prevent poisoning
The milk in which fox tongue fern has been boiled cures palpitation

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