School: St Joseph's, Béal Átha Seanaigh

Location:
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An Br. S. Ó Murchadha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1027, Page 017

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Mountain sage which is got on the mountain is a good cure for consumption. For a sore throat roast salt and put it in a stocking and tie it round your throat. To cure a wart get a potato and cut it in four pieces, and rub each of them to the wart and when the potato decays the wart disappears.

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The old people had many cures for the whooping-cough. This is one of them. The milk which a ferret left over after a meal was taken home to the patient and it had to be taken three times in the name of the Father...

The old people had many cures for the whooping-cough. This is one of them. The milk which a ferret left over after a meal was taken home to the patient and it had to be taken three times in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Then the person was supposed to be cured.

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Collector
Paddy Mc Aleer
Gender
male
Address
Drumacrin, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Ryan
Gender
female
Address
Drumacrin, Co. Donegal
Language
English