School: An Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh

Location:
Athenry, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Treasa Ní Bhriain

Filter stories

Back
/ 154 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Local Cures

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0003, Page 104

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

1. A cure for a sore finger is to pour the first drop of milk on the sore when any person is milking a cow.
2. A cure for a cut is to put a cob-wel on it.
3. A cure for a headache is to drink strong tea without sugar.
4. A cure for a sore eye is to bathe it is cold tea.
5. A cure for a toothache is to mix soot and salt and put it into the tooth.
6. A cure for a sore throat is to heat salt or oats and put it into a stocking and tie it around your neck.
7. A cure for a whooping cough is to eat the food left over by a ferret.

Collector
Maisie Hahesy
Gender
female
Address
Athenry, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Hahesy
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Athenry, Co. Galway
Language
English