School: Creewood (roll number 5331)

Location:
Creewood, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Brighid, Bean Uí Chearnacháin

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0715, Page 140

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Local Cures

In olden time almost everyone had a cure for every disease.
Whooping cough
The cure for the whooping cough is to put the person who is suffering from it out under a donkey three times. This is supposed to cure that person.
Ring worm
The cure for ringworm is as follows: To boil the skin of

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Collector
Kitty Mc Hugh
Gender
female
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Informant
Thomas Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Language
English