School: Garrdha (roll number 12721)

Garra, Co. Galway
Liam Ó hAnnracháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0026, Page 0060

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0026, Page 0060

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  1. Cures
    There was a man poisened from eating tin-fish but he ate a quarter stone of onions and was cured.
    There is a plant called "comfry" and it is very good for swelling and cuts.
    Onions are good for a pain in the ear.
    Cold tea is good for a sty in your eye.
    Fat bacon is good for a bile.
    Washing soda is good for warts.
    Any cure that the owner of a white horse would give you would cure the chincough.
    There is a cure in the juice of chicken weed for a lump in a horses breast. It is boiled in a pot with a small sup of water. Then it is rubbed of the lump and it reduces it.
    It would cure chin cough to drink ferrits leavings.
    A crane boiled into jelly and rubbed into the affected spots is a cure for rheumatism.
    It you had a sore tongue and a person who never saw his father to blow into your mouth three times it would cure it.
    It you had tooth-ache and your cheek was swollen and you got some chicken-weed warmed it and pressed it to your cheek they swelling would go down.
    If you had a swelling and to rub some goose-grease
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)