School: Danescastle

Danescastle, Co. Wexford
Micheál Ó Loinghsigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 013

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 013

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  1. In olden times that is to say over 30 or 40 years ago the people of the country districts had greater faith in home made cures or in the curing powers of certain local persons who were believed to be so gifted than they had in Doctors medicine or pills
    Even yet in this parish belief in certain old fashioned cures still persists
    Many people are believed to have been cured of external Cancer of the head and face by plasters which have been made up and applied by a woman cancer-curer still living in Fethard,
    There is another cancer-curer living in Ballyanne.
    This alleged Gift of Cancer Curing is believed to be returned in certain families for Generations.
    Although practically all Surgeons and Doctors look with the greatest disfavour and scepticism on these "Cancer Curers" even educated people have the greatest faith in them and will chance their cures rather than the more modern Surgeon's knife or radium treatment

    A local Protestant Lady
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)