School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 177

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3.5.'38

In olden times there was one man in almost every village that used to tell people how to cure any ailment they would have. If a person got a cut he was told to put an ivy leaf on it. If a person broke some bone in his body he was told to put a small thin bit of timber and tar on it. If a person got a thorn in his hand or foot he was told to put a fox's tongue on it and it would draw it out. If a person had a tooth ache he was told to put bread soda on it.
The seventh son was able to cure ringworm.

Collector
Mairéadh Ní Treasaigh
Gender
female
Informant
J. Tracey
Age
56
Address
Cloonlaughnan, Co. Roscommon
Language
English