School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

Location:
Grange, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Loínsigh

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0516, Page 297

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The Hoar Hound
Long ago the people of this locality used the 'hoar hound' as a cure for cough. The 'hoar hound' is a plant like a nettle but it has no sting. When pulled out of hte ground it is cut into pieces and boiled in spring water. Sugar is then added to make it sweet. When it is well boiled, it is taken off the fire and strained and the juice is drank every morning before breakfast by the person suffering from the cough.
The Ferret
Milk left after a ferret is supposed to cure the whooping cough
Ivy Leaf
The juice of an ivy leaf mised wiht bees wax and unsalted lard is the best cure for a burn
Holy wells
For years past, holy wells were visited by people who were afflicted with warts and other ailments. Mrs. William Casey, Farmer, Kilmallock

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Informant
Mr John Dooley
Gender
male
Occupation
farmer
Address
Grange, Co. Limerick
Informant
Mr Thomas Sheehan
Gender
male
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballynagarde, Co. Limerick
Informant
Mr Patrick Fitzgerald
Gender
male
Occupation
gaol warden
Address
Grange, Co. Limerick
Informant
Mr Stephen O' Brien
Gender
male
Occupation
labourer
Address
Grange, Co. Limerick
Informant
Mr John Clancy
Gender
male
Occupation
carpenter
Address
Grange, Co. Limerick
Language
English