School: Kildangan (C.) (roll number 2292)

Kildangan, Co. Kildare
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0780, Page 147

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which is known in no other county except in itself; it's name is "mínfhíarach". People say it is taken from sitting on wet grass; however Mrs Dunne cures it.
People when working on the farm often get a prick of a thorn which sometimes might be serious. In this case, people go to Mrs Quinn and Mrs Curran.
(There is another disease which is very dangerous; its name is)
There are also a great many holy wells which cure the diseases people are unable to cure; such as Fúarán well in Finner park; it cures all sorts of diseases-cuts and sores. St. Brigid's well in Riverstown cures sore eyes. Father Moore's well in Kildare cures every kind of sores.
Taken from:- Marianne Brady Lughill Monasterevan Co Kildare.

One of the cures for a toothache was to fill your with cold water, and stand with your back to the fire until the water boils.
A splendid cure for a sore eye was to scoop the middle out of a raw potato put it in a piece of muslin and leave it on the sore eye.

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Marianne Brady
Lughil, Co. Kildare