School: Valleymount

Location:
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 065

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In the olden times people had many cures and they were very good cures too. Here are a few:
1. For a sore heel get a piece of brown paper and rub soap on the paper and a drop of hot water. Then place this on the heel.
2. For a gum boil, roast a fig at the fire and hold it to the gum.

Collector
Thomas Mahon
Gender
male
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr J. Quinn
Gender
male
Age
58
Occupation
farmer
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Language
English

1. A cure for boils was to melt soap on a spoon and mix it with sugar. 2. A cure for a cold was to boil butter milk and put sugar in it and drink it before going to bed.