School: Gartan (roll number 13755)

Location:
Bellville or Gartan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Nóra Ní Dhuibhe
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1072, Page 338

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  1. The people of this neighbourhood have a cure for warts, and it is very simple. They cut a potato into four equal parts and rub these on each wart. The potato is then hidden carefully, and if any body finds it, the warts will return on the hands. As the potato rots the warts disappear.
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    Topics
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
          1. medicine for human sicknesses
            1. warts (~307)
    Language
    English
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    Gender
    Male
    Informant
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    Relation
    Parent
    Gender
    Male