School: Cathair Loisgreáin (C)

Location:
Caherlustraun, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire Nic Aodha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0022, Page 0509

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1. For warts- to take a snail out of its house, and rub the juice on the spot where there are warts and to hang him on a gooseberry brush and while he would be dying the warts would be gone.
2. To cure a toothache, to put soap down in your tooth nad not to swallow a spit.
3. They say that a leaf called Slanus which grows in the field is a cure for a sore eye, to bruise it between two stones
4. To boil buttermilk and oatmeal together is a cure for a sore chest.
5. Cure for a boil- to bruise together sugar and soap and put them on a piece of paper and paste them on the boil.
6. To cure a toothache, put a bit of washing soda down in the tooth, and not to swallow a spit.
7. When a fox is killed, keep his tongue for taking out thorns.

Collector
Maggie Fahy
Informant
Michael Fahy
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Beagh More, Co. Galway
Language
English