School: Ballinacarrig, Rathdrum

Ballinacarrig Lower, Co. Wicklow
Bean Uí Dhubhghoill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 176

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0918, Page 176

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  1. People used to put bootmakers wax on a cut to heal it.
    They put cobwebs on cuts to stop bleeding
    Hot lard for lumps in the neck.
    People used to give milk to a ferret & what it left it was givin to a child to cure whooping cough.
    They used let the dogs lick a cut or sore to heal it.
    They used give oatmeal to a donkey & let it eat some of it & whatever the donkey left, give it to the children with Whooping Cough.
    Another cure for Whooping Cough was donkey's milk, and run the child in and out under the donkey three times.
    Old people used to put goose grease on pains.
    Hot water & sugar & whiskey to drive out the measles.
    Cock's blood & flour for shingles.
    Boiled cockle root & drink the water is given for the blood in the spring.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)