School: Baile an Bhile (B.) (roll number 12195)

Location:
Ballinvilla Demesne, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
John F. Higgins

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person's mouth.
Cracked lips were cured by the juice of the dock leaf.

If a person had the whooping cough and if he met a man with a white horse it is said that he would get cured.
The cure for sore eyes grows on a well in green leaves. When the leaves are pulled the stuff that is within them is bruised out and rubbed of the person's eyes that are sore. Ringworms are supposed to be cured by catching 24 worms and letting 12 of them go and tying the rest of them on a tree. If a person had a sore throat and if he ate garlic and drank wild duck soup he would be cured.

Collector
Thomas Burke
Gender
male
Address
Cossallagh, Co. Mayo
Informant
Richard Conway
Gender
male
Address
Cossallagh, Co. Mayo
Language
English