School: Cor na Fola (B.) (roll number 1607)

Location:
Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Liam Ó Hannáin

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271, Page 007

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There are several cures for different diseases, such as ring-worm, burns, bites, whooping-Cough and many others.
It is said that the seventh son or daughter has a special power and they are able to cure ring-worm. The white of an egg is able to cure a burn if it is put on immediately. Bread-soda is able to cure a burn also.
If a person got a bite from a dog he would have to rub three ribs of the dog's on it. If he got the dog to lick it it would cure it also.
The god-father would buy a red tape about a yard long and the child would wear it around his neck, for the whooping-cough.

Collector
Thomas Shine
Gender
male
Address
Taylorstown, Co. Roscommon
Language
English