School: Glencar

Location:
Glencar Scotch, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Brigid Mc Daid

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The Cure for a Styne (Stye)

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1083, Page 299

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The cure for a styne which is in an ulcer on the edge of the eye lid is a remarkable one. Nine jags are picked from a gooseberry bush and eight of them are pointed at the eye stye. The ninth one is thrown over the left shoulder of the person giving the cure.

Collector
Annie Murray
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Glencar Irish, Co. Donegal
Language
English