School: Clochar na Trócaire, Béal Átha 'n Fheadha (roll number 5215)

Location:
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
John McGee

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0146, Page 230

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1. In some places people would give a saucer of milk to a ferret and all he left after him was given to the person who had the chin cough.

2. A person who had liver disease would go to some person in the district who was supposed to have a charm of curing liver disease. The charmer would fill a clean bowl with oatmeal and would say some words over it and would repeat this on a certain day of each of three weeks. All the liver of the sick person which was bad could be seen in oatmeal and this portion was black, after that charm was made the person would get all right.
3. A person that would get dust in their eye would go to an eye charmer. The charmer would get a clean

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Collector
Michael Mulderrig
Informant
Michael Mulderrig
Gender
male
Age
40
Address
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Informant
Michael Mulderrig
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
84
Address
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Tierney
Gender
female
Age
36
Address
Ardnaree or Shanaghy, Co. Mayo
Language
English