School: Cruachán, An Sciobairín

Location:
An Cruachán, Co. Chorcaí
Teacher:
Saidhbhín Ní Bhoidbléir
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0287, Page 067

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0287, Page 067

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  1. In former years the natives of Crookhaven and the surrounding districts never visited a doctor to get cured, they used certain herbs and greens by which they thought would cure them.
    If they had headaches they used boil-a plant called pepper-ment and drink it As a cure for a toothache they used boil a plant called camamoile and use the steam of it to relieve the pain. For strains and hurts they used wild-sage. For bad stomachs they used boil garlic and drink it. For swollen or sore joints they used march-malice. For sore eyes they used put hot tea-leaves down on them. In this parish there was a herb doctor. It is said he lived in a place called Corran near the Mizen Head.
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    Topics
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. cleachtas an leighis
        1. leigheas dúchasach (~11,815)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary Pyburn
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    An Cruachán, Co. Chorcaí
    Informant
    Mrs J. Goggin
    Gender
    Female
    Age
    85
    Address
    An Cruachán, Co. Chorcaí