School: Ballyloghane, Caisleán Nua Thiar (roll number 8783)

Location:
Ballinloughane, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
S. Condún, Úna Nic Ádhaimh

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0487, Page 307

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People used to depend on local cures long ago because there were not many doctors there. The milk left after a ferret drinking some of it when given to a child was supposed to cure the whooping cough.

In Ardagh there is a well and people with rheumatism went and paid rounds there long ago. Long ago a man was sick and was very bad. A woman was sent for and at half past eleven she came. At five minutes to twelve she cut up meat and put it outside the door in a plate. She took in the plate after twelve and the meat was gone. The man got all right but his nephew who was living with him was disabled after that.

Collector
Patrick O Neill
Gender
male
Address
Oldmill, Co. Limerick
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Oldmill, Co. Limerick
Language
English