School: Shrule (roll number 7795/7796)

Location:
Shrule, Co. Galway
Teacher:
name not given

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Buttermilk and oatmeal boiled together and butter and sugar put in it was a cure for a cold. A St. Patrick's leaf warmed was a cure for a sore. Castor oil or sweet oil was used for burns. Black tea was a cure for headache. Cold tea was a cure for sore eyes. Water cress was a cure for consumption.

Tom Green who was a fiddler lodged at our house but he is now dead. Tom Patent was a poor man who used to sell little things and was able to play the flute.

Collector
Ailbhe Ó Mártáin
Gender
male
Address
Gorteens, Co. Mayo
Language
English

Tom Green who was a fiddler lodged at our house but he is now dead. Tom ( Pal) Patent was a poor man who used to sell little things and was able to play the flute.