School: Baile Mór Síl Anmchadha (Laurencetown)

Laurencetown, Co. Galway
Seán Ó Cogaidhín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0055, Page 0110

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  1. Old Cures
    It is a local belief that the blood of a man named Walsh is a cure for wildfire.
    The seventh son is able to cure ringworm.
    Ask a man with a white horse for a cure for whooping cough, and whatever he tells you give it to the child and it will cure him.
    The milk of an ass is another cure for whooping cough.
    Boiled milk and oatmeal is a cure for a cough.
    A fox's tongue used as a poultice takes out a thorn.
    The bark of an oak tree boiled
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)