School: Na Creaga

Creggs, Co. Galway
Liam Ó Breandáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 025

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 025

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  1. One of the cures the old people had, for cuts, and bruises was, to break up house leek very fine, that grows on thatched houses, and boil it in water with some oaten-meal, and when it used to be cool, they used put it to the wounds.
    Another cure they had for warts , was, when one would come across a stone, with a hole in it, full of water, and not to know it was there, until the person, would come across it, and rub the water on the warts they would be cured.
    The old cure the people had for sprains and swellings was to heat and bruise
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)