School: Eaglais

Location:
Burren, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Ó Mongaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 128

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Whooping Cough:

1. Drink 3 drops of donkey's milk.
2. Get a ferret to drink some milk - his "leavings" boiled in water & a small quantity given to the sick person is a common cure for whooping cough.
3. Drink the soup of a goat's ear.
4. Catch a trout alive. 3 drops from his mouth - cure for whooping cough also.
5. If you meet a man riding a white horse, unexpectedly and ask him for a cure for whooping cough, whatever he prescribes, if taken is a sure cure.

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If you see two hens fighting...

If you see two hens fighting it is a sign that strangers are coming.

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