School: Baile an Daingin (B) (roll number 1676)

Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Séamus P. Ó Gríobhtha

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Corns. To put an ivy leaf on the place where the corn is.
Worms. To boil nettles and drink the juice.
Boths. To give the animal a feed of meal and turpentine.
Tail worm. To open the bullock's tail and put garlic, salt and sut in it. Then the tail used to be sown up again with thread.
Vermin on cattle. To put ashes on their backs.
Worms in calfs. To give them a fist of salt. When a calf used to start jumping around the stable they used to say that he had worms.
Fits. If a dog had fits they would mix a card of blue with buttermilk and give it to him.
Pip. If chickens had pip they would put them into a box and shake lime on them.
Headaches. If a person had a headache he would tie a a white cloth around his head tightly.
Boils. If a person had boils when he got up in the morning he spit on the hearth and rub it of them.
Sore throat. To roast a potato and cut it in a half. Then they used to tie them around their throats with cloths.