School: An Carraigín (roll number 13836)

Carrigeen, Co. Roscommon
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An Carraigín | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0255, Page 022

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Tie a black thread between the knuckle and the lower joints of the little finger of the left hand. Put on three hard knots (not counting the first knot) in the Name of The Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
The blood stops instantly.

Boil water grass or water cress as it is sometimes called. Strain and sweeten the liquid with sugar. Add more water and some spirits to preserve it. Take a 1/2 glassful fasting each morning.

Get a turnip, wash it and boil it until it is quite soft. Make a poultice of it and apply the poultice to the boil as hot as possible. After about ten or

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