School: Loughill

Ballymunterhiggin, Co. Donegal
Eibhlis Ní Mhathghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1026, Page 119

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Of the son and of the holy ghost.
2. Some people cure ringworm by getting some clay and mixing it with spitles [?] and making a worm crawl round it on the floor. The clay is then rubbed on the ringworm and the worm is made crawl round the part that is effected [sic]. This is done three times. This cure is handed down from a man to a woman and from a woman to a man.

Some people cure a sprain with woollen [sic] thread and by saying some prayers. The thread is twisted round the part where the sprain is, and kept there for some days.


Milk that a ferret has tasted is given as a cure for chin cough. The person to be cured brings the milk