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 047

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In the olden times the people used very uncommonly cures such as;- Anybody who never saw their Father has the cure of the whooping caugh, if anybody who is bad with the whooping caugh meets a man with a piebald horse and ask him for a cure, anything he says will cure them. Anybody who has their parents the same name has the cure of the mumps.
They put a winkers on you and lead you in to the pig-house. If there are seven sons in a family the seventh has the cure of the Running worm.

Collector
Margaret Jobe
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Rathmore, Co. Longford
Informant
John Reilly
Gender
male
Age
85
Address
Rathmore, Co. Longford
Language
English