School: Lathaigh (Laghey)

Location:
Laghy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Proinsias Mac Pháidín

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Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1032, Page 111

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The cure for a stye is to get ten gooseberry stabs and point nine of them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost to the stye and throw away the tenth one.
The person who has the cure for a foul mouth would be a man or woman that never saw their father. This is how they make the cure. The blow their breath on the person three times in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.

Collector
Willie Gorman
Gender
male
Informant
Eddie Gorman
Gender
male
Age
circa 55
Address
Greaghs, Co. Donegal
Language
English