School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 240

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Boil red nettles and drink the water in which they were boiled is a cure for measles.
A cure for whooping cough is to drink a ferret's "leavings".
Another cure for whooping cough is the leavings of the breakfast of a married couple both the same our name.
A cure for swelling is to boil "marsh mallows" and bathe with the water in which they were boiled.
Boil the seed of "dalkins" and drink the water for a cough.
A cure for a sprained joint is to pump spring water on it or hold it in a running stream for a few minutes daily.
It is said that if you happen to find a tooth when youre not looking for it and keep it always in your pocket, - you'll neverr have a tooth-ache. It does not matter whether it is a human tooth or an animal's you find.
A cure for mumps is to put an ass's winkers on the sufferer and lead him or her as the case my be, into a pigs' stable saying huga-muca.

Collector
Peter Marron
Gender
male
Informant
Peadar Ó Mearáin
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Tully, Co. Louth
Language
English