School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Old Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 568

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A great sickness, called "farcy", comes on horses sometimes. Veterinary surgeons are not able to cures the disease, but quack doctors have a remedy for it. They pull doek roots and boil them for a certain time in water, and put some new milk through it. Give the horses three pints daily for three days and this will cure them completely.
In summer time cattle suffer from "murrin", a dry and red one. To cure this, give the beast one pint of linseed oil, two pounds of salts, a tin of treacle and half an ounce of sweet spirits of nitre - all mixed together - and in bad cases in addition two or three pounds of lard should be given.

Collector
Patrick Butler
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male
Address
Tullow, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Pierce Butler
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Tullow, Co. Tipperary
Language
English