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Consumption can be treated by boiling the following ingredients together – sugar, candy liquorice, whiskey, sweet-stick, brown sugar, flax seed and Meacan ns gCaorach (a vegetable found in the garden). For the early stages of consumption this syrup is a good medicine.

Collector: Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Informant: Edward, Burke, Carrownaseer South, Co. Galway

Place: Dunmore, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie


During the great epidemic of flu people were said to carry garlic around their neck as it was considered very good for keeping the flu away.

Collector: Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Informant: Edward, Burke, Carrownaseer South, Co. Galway

Place: Dunmore, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie/


A good cure for burns is a plant called Slawnas (from the plant of the Blackhead) and Lard. The seeds are chopped, boiled and mixed.

Collector: Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Informant: Edward, Burke, Carrownaseer South, Co. Galway

Place: Dunmore, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie


 A cure for Ringworm.  A copper penny is placed in a tumbler of vinegar and this can stand for 3 hours. When it is applied with a soft cloth, it is said to soften the area. Care must be taken not to rub too hard. The area must be wet from the mixture and this also stops it from spreading. This cure will work in 7 days.

Collector: Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Informant: Edward, Burke, Carrownaseer South, Co. Galway

Place: Dunmore, Co. Galway

Tags: Ringworm, cure, vinegar, copper

Footnote: Duchas

This page was added on 29/04/2017.

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