School: Lahinch (roll number 11591)

Location:
Lehinch, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Dónall Ó Ríordáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0621, Page 354

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The Cure for breast bone trouble. When a person is ailing, losing appetite and the Doctors cannot find out what is really wrong, that person goes and has his breast bone raised by a person who knows how to do it.

(Sketch showing the sick person lying in bed receiving the cure for breast bone trouble: a lighted candle placed on a penny on the breast bone and covered with a tumbler. )

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Informant
Michael Finucane
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Moymore South, Co. Clare
Language
English