School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 056

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The people used to have very strange sort of cures. ...

The people used to have very strange sort of cures.
Whooping cough. The best cure for a whooping cough is to drink a ferret's leavings or milk from a grey mare.
For Burns or scalds. A person who licks a lizard will cure the burn by licking it with his tongue.
For bad colds. Garlic if boiled in milk is good for colds.
For a bad cut. A foxes tongue if put to the tongue will cure it.

Collector
John P. Kerin
Gender
male
Informant
Tim Kerin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Gortaclare, Co. Clare
Language
English