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 309

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In olden times people used herbs, as remedies for curing their ailments. The names of some of these herbs are, the Dandelion, Marchamallows, Camomile, Yarrow, the leaves of the popular tree, and tansy. The Dandelion was boiled, and the juice afterwards bottled and then used by the people who had stomach trouble.

The marshmallows was used as a poultice for sprains. The Cammonile and the yarrow were used for Rheumatism. Michael Jurden of Ballyloghane, who is now in America was supposed to be able to cure people of those ailments and Thomas Enright of Glensharrold was able to cure ailments.

Collector
Peggie Keane
Gender
female
Address
Ballyine, Co. Limerick
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Ballyine, Co. Limerick
Language
English