School: Holy Faith Convent, Kilcoole

Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow
Sr M. Eithne

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0928, Page 025

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The blood of a pup supposed to be a cure for fits.

Snails to be eaten as a cure for consumption
Goose grease rubbed on chest cure for a cold.
Hairy mollies (caterpillars) in stocking worn round neck as a cure for sore throat
Wort weed a cure for worts.
Another cure for worts is to get a young carrot and make a hole in the centre and fill it with salt when salt melts put it on wort.