School: Kilbane, Broadford

Location:
Kilbane, Co. Clare
Teacher:
John Haugh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0587, Page 191

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Boxtybread was made in this parish up to about 40 years ago.
Potatoes were grated, and squeezed through a muslin bag. The grated potatoes were then mixed with flour - kneaded and baked on a griddle. The starch given off when squeezed was used for "stiffening" shirts.
The griddle is no longer in use here and bonty is unknown except a few old people.
Horehound tea
The leaves and tops of horehound herb were infused in hot water. The tea was used as a cure for coughs and for rheumatism. Horehound tea is no longer made though the herb is well known.
"Comfrey" paste.
Used for sprains. The "comfrey" plant has a large leaf like that of rhubarb and a long tapering root like that of a parsnip. The root is scraped and the juicy exterior is made into past which is put on a cloth and placed on the affected part. This "cure"

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Nancy Haugh
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Lizzie O' Halloran
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Patrick O' Neill
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Kilbane, Co. Clare
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Pat Casey
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Michael Larkin
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Kilbane, Co. Clare
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