School: Mercy Convent, Cootehill

Location:
Cootehill, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Sr M. Aidan
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1018, Page 198

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  1. 5. People used to drink forge water when they suffered from poverty of blood. There were also cures for rickets, by bathing the baby in forge water - passing the patient North, South, East and West over the anvil and saying certain prayers.
    The forge has often figured in History. Once in particular when Sentanta fought against the wild dog and got the name Cuchulainn.
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  2. The gorge water cures chilblains and warts. The privilege that Smyths have is that they can work on Sundays in frosty weather. The people send them gifts of oaten meal, potatoes and sometimes butter and milk.
    The black-smith has the cure for rickets. The way he cures them is by placing them in the anvil. The black-smith was always looked
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    Topics
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
          1. smithing (~2,389)
    Language
    English
    Collector
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    Gender
    Female
    Informant
    John Tierney
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