School: Tunnyduff

Tonyduff, Co. Cavan
Micheál Ó Cathaláin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1015, Page 102

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1015, Page 102

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  1. Gunpowder and soot will cure a horse of the bellyache. To stop a cut bleeding put a cobweb over the cut. To cure a heart burn chew the tops of heather and swallow the juice. To cure corns bathe them often in bog water and ivy juice. Burned horse manure put in a stocking and worn round the neck is a cure for a sore throat. Blackberry wine is a cure for diarrhoea. Sloe gin is cure for kidney trouble. Powdered whitewash drunk in a taste of water will stop a person vomiting. Ointment made from black sulphur and unsalted butter is a cure for ring worm. The breath of a post humous child will cure a person of thrush or a dirty mouth. Goose grease rubbed
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)