School: Ballinagh (C.)

Location:
Bellananagh, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
M. Ní Chonchobhair

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0990, Page 122

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"Health is better than wealth" so says the old proverb and we know there is no truer saying. No matter how rich a person is he is never contented if he has not proper health. There are some things a doctor can not cure, and some country people can cure them.

Jaundice is cured by Mrs Caffrey. At first she chews woodbine, and rubs it to the patients forehead and says some prayers.
Whooping cough can be cured by taking anything a person tells you, whose mother and father have the same name.
Stye is cured by pulling ten gooseberry thorns and by throwing the tenth one away and

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Collector
Kathleen Sheridan
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Gaffney
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
farmer
Address
Drumlion, Co. Cavan
Language
English