School: Colthurst, An Bhlárna (roll number 6717)

Location:
Blarney, Co. Cork
Teacher:
S. Ó Laoghaire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0349, Page 213

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Long ago the old people believed there was great power in the hands of the seventh son of a seventh son.
Thrush. A child (bon) born after his father's death, cured "Thrush" by blowing his breath into the baby's mouth suffering from "Thrush"
Headache. Mint boiled down and drunk as tea cured this.
Toot[h]ache. By putting tobacco or bread - soda into the bad tooth.
Whooping Cough. A child passed to and fro under a male donkey.
Rheumatism. Dandelion tea was supposed to be a cure for rheumatism.
[Soars] Sores. White turnips boiled soft with fresh butter, was used for polticing sores and blood - poisoning.
Piles. Leaks boiled with lard was used for curing piles.
Pains in the Stomach. Heated cabbage leaves were used for easing pains in the stomach.

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Collector
Diarmuid Burns
Gender
male
Address
Blarney, Co. Cork
Informant
Mr D. Burns
Gender
male
Age
51
Address
Blarney, Co. Cork
Language
English