School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

Location:
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Sr E. Clarke

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 081

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1; The old people used to steep buachalans in stout which they used to drink fasting in the morning as a cure for jaundice.
2;When they got a cut they used bandage it with cobwebs.
3; They used to boil marsh-mallows and put them on a sprain.
4; They used sugar and soap mixed together as a cure for boils.

Collector
Kathleen Delaney
Gender
male
Informant
Michael Delaney
Gender
male
Address
Forest Upper, Co. Laois
Language
English