School: Baile 'n tSléibhe (B.) (roll number 1344)

Cornalee, Co. Roscommon
Máirtín Mac Conchradha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0269, Page 141

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  1. People have been cured by the application of a plaster to the affected part. A man named Nicholas Murphy near arthlone had the cure formerly. The present custodian is a man named Sweeney Curtis about three miles to the east of athlone. The plaster has to be applied in the ordinary way then allowed to remain until it falls away. The root of the cancer comes, with the plaster.
    Thomas Gately, Curnalea, Curraghboy, Athlone was cured of cancer in the lip in this way. The pain during the period is intense.
    The plaster I understand has to be repeated perhaps once or twice - should it fail in dislodging the cancer in a reasonable time as the plaster grows weak sometimes. A third plaster has to applied.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
          1. medicine for human sicknesses
            1. cancer (~20)