School: Tulach Mór (roll number 10372)

Tullymore, Co. Donegal
Nora Nic an Ultaigh Maighread Nic an Ultaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 14

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 14

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  1. 1. The seventh son or the seventh daughter of a family have seven cures – the principal one being that of the cure of the evil.
    2. When the parents are of the same name, the first baby has the cure of the mumps.
    Another cure for the mumps is for the person thus afflicted to go under a donkey’s legs three times and while doing so to bless himself three times.
    3. A child that is born after its father’s death has the cure of the worms and also of sore eyes.
    4. A cure for whooping cough.
    Make an oaten cake and give half of it to a quiet donkey. The [sic - then?] put the child thus afflicted three times under the donkey and give it the remainder of the cake.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Eamonn Mac Eacmharcaigh
    Legaltan, Co. Donegal