School: Sean Bhaile Árd (roll number 14663)

Location:
Shanballard, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Murchadha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0083, Page 331

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The stone should be met by accident otherwise the wart will not be cured. There is also a more scientific cure which is well known, that is dipping the wart in iodine mixed with luke-warm water.

A sore back:
Garlic boiled in water and rubbed on the sore part is believed to be very effective.
A toothache:
Toothache is a very painful ailment and the smoking of a pipe to kill the nerve is a cure which is believed effective though not ofteh resorted to.
Ringworm:
If the seventh son of a family with no girl intervening touches the sore with his finger he will cure it.

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Collector
Arabella Melody
Gender
female
Address
Clooncah, Co. Galway
Collector
Michael Hurley
Gender
male
Address
Clooncah, Co. Galway
Collector
Maud Melody
Gender
female
Address
Clooncah, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Margaret Melody
Gender
female
Address
Clooncah, Co. Galway
Informant
Peter Hurley
Gender
male
Address
Clooncah, Co. Galway
Language
mixed