School: Collon (roll number 14579)

Collon, Co. Louth
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0676, Page 188

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the school.
It was mostly with slate and slate pencil they wrote.
They sat on stools or on the ground, when out in the open.

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Long ago the people cures their ailments with herbs or charms.

Long ago the people cured their ailments with herbs or charms.
For a cold they boiled garlic or flaxseed. Another was the toothache the water got from certain holy wells.
The cure for whooping cough, the moss from Monasterboice Cross to boil in milk.
For the mumps the child ws led or carried with a donkeys halter round its neck round the pigs sty three times.
Another cure for the whooping cough was the cure from a couple

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Patsy O' Reilly
Drogheda Road, Co. Louth