School: Behey (roll number 8222)

Behy, Co. Donegal
Meadhbh, Bean Uí Dhochartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 38

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 38

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  1. A black snail is rubbed to wart in the Name of the Father Son Holy Ghost. The snail is then tied to a bush. By the time the snail has withered away the wart will have disappeared.
    Another Cure for Warts
    A raw potato is cut in two. rubbed to the wart In the Name of the Father etc. The two parts are then buried and as they rot the warts disappear.
    To have the desired effect it is said here that the potato must be stolen from a neighbor’s house.
    Another cure for warts
    Take three reeshes [?], peel them, rub to wart and then bury them.

    Water found accidentally in a hole in a stone and rubbed on warts is said to cure them.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
          1. medicine for human sicknesses
            1. warts (~307)