School: Cathair Loisgreáin (B)

Location:
Caherlustraun, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Pádhraic de Chlár

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Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0022, Page 0414

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The cure for a toothache is to bite the head of a young frog and to let the face of him soak into the tooth. The cure for the chin cough is to kill a hedgehog and to skew it and after that to boil it and drink its soup.
The cure for the corn is to get one leaf of the 'Buachaill a tighe' and to cut it into halves, then to tie it where the corn is.
If a person gets a horse's tooth lost as long as he would keep the broth he would not get a toothache.
There is a cure in the red roots of nettles for measles.
There is a cure for rheumatism in the crane.
The cure for warts is if you were going along the road on business and if you saw some water in a stove that is a cure for warts and also there is a rhyme and he said when putting on

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Pat Mc Donnell
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Beagh More, Co. Galway
Language
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