School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Seán Ó Réid

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 041

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In olden times the people had many strange cures for diseases. If you had the mumps a donkey's winkers would be put on you and you would be led round the pigsty in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. If you had warts you would have to lick a mankeeper. The cure for a sore throat was to roast potatoes and hold them to it. The cure for Pneumonia was a Linseed poltice. The cure for toothache was peper or ginger. If a child was born after it's fathers death it had the cure of the foulmouth

Collector
Peter Sheridan
Gender
male
Age
12
Collector
Ellie Mulligan
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Cloonback, Co. Longford
Informant
Michael O' Neill
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Carrickateane, Co. Longford
Language
English