Old Cures

Aughrim, Co. Galway

Aughrim Active Retirement Group


Slones Linement or a hare’s skin was used for pain in the back


A poultice made from sugar and soap

Sore Throat

Fill a sock with salt and warm it, put around throat

Draw out a thorn

Poultice of white bread and sugar, or an older one of a piece of a foxes tongue


Sting of an nettle

Rub a dock leaf on the sore spot

Sting of a bee

Bread soda or vinegar

Whooping cough

Go to a man on a white horse and do whatever he told you to do


If a father of a child died before the child was born they would have a cure for thrush.


Ringworm is a rash which spreads in a circle. The seventh son of a seventh son has a cure

This page was added on 08/05/2017.

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