School: Páirc Íseal (B.) (roll number 295)

Lowpark, Co. Mayo
Seán Ó Caiside

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0117, Page 57

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a green creeper which grows on some houses is called house-lick and is used as a cure for sore eyes. It has sa very thick leaf out of which juice is squeesed and then applied to the eye while saying "Cure of Cureable " three times


Years ago in the times of the fairies there lived an old man named Thomas and his wife Nancy. They were very poor. One evening as they sat beside the fire a kind of fairy came to them and said "that they were to have three wishes and whatever they asked for, it would be granted." They were delighted and sat on the fire planning what they would wish for. Thomas thought he would wish for heaps and heaps of gold and Nancy intended to wish to have a lovely new house to live in. But they decided to wish for nothing until next day. Just as they were preparing to go to bed Nancy looked at the fire and she said "Well that is a lovely fire it is a shame to let it go waste I wish I had an oat meal cake ready to cook it. As soon as she said the words an oat meal cake rested on her nose and to their grief they could not get if off after tugging and pulling at the cake for some time. they decided that their last wish

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