School: Bailieboro (Model)

Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
A. Ó Dubhda
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1011, Page 053

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  1. 1. A cure for a toothache is to rub mustard behind your ear.
    2. A man that never saw his father has the cure of the dirty mouth.
    3. To cure measles boil nettles and drink the water.
    4. A cure for hiccough is to swallow your spit three times without drawing your breath.
    5. The cure for a sprain is a little piece of goose grease, sometimes called ''goosesame''
    6. The cure for chillblains is to rub a piece of an onion on them.
    7. If you pointed a gooseberry thorn on a stye it would cure it.
    8. If you got milk that a ferret had licked it would cure whooping cough.
    9. A cure for a wart is to rub a snail on it and then hang the snail on a bush.
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Mr C. Mc Cartney
    Pottle Lower, Co. Cavan