School: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (roll number 14423)

Eachroim, Co. na Gaillimhe
Pádraig Ó Ceocháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0281

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    half-pound of whitening and a half-pint of vinegar, and apply it to the swelling. A great cure for a swelling is to get bog moss and boil it, and put it on the part affected.
    The dandelion is a great cure for "rheumatism" and this flower has to be boiled, and the juice of it has to be drunk.
    (Dermot Minton, Aughrim Hill)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. A cure for a headache is to hang out a silk handkerchief on St. Bridget's night, and when you get a headache, to put the handkerchief to it.
    A cure for chilblains is to rub a hot iron lightly over them.
    Soot in your tea is a cure for pimples, and to put your head over hot tea is a cure for a headache.
    To stop a cut from bleeding, burn a piece of paper, and put the ashes of it on the cut.
    A cure for rash - Get starch and wet it in a bowl with cold water. Mix into paste and put it on the affected part.
    A cure for a corn - Get about one handful of blue stone, and wet it with hot water in a small jar. Put it into a basin and
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    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. cleachtas an leighis
        1. leigheas dúchasach (~11,815)
    Margaret Kenny
    Clocharnach, Co. na Gaillimhe