School: Urbal (roll number 13874)

Location:
Urbal, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Gerald Kelliher

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0206, Page 494

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1. Get a black snail and rub it to the warts. then hang the snail on a thorn to wither away.
2. when you discover a stone with a hole containing water you must rub this water to the warts. leave a pin behind you in the hole.

Gearóid O Ceíleacair (Oide)
(do bailig)
16th January ? 1938
John Mc Weeney (farmer)
aged 79 yrs,
Lurgandill,
Dowra

One boy would say the following lines:

"Hy! my man! Woudl you carry my can?
Would you blow the bellows?
Would you fight the French?"
Then all the boys would start to blow their breaths on each other as hard as they could ( to see who would keep it up the longest)
Then, perhaps, some one would commence to throw spits, and that upset the game.
Francis Early, farmer,
aged 75 yrs
Eden,
Dowra
4th Feb. ? 1938
Gearóid O Céileacair (Oide)
(do Bailig)

Collector
Gearóid Ó Céileachair
Gender
male
Informant
Francis Early
Gender
male
Age
75
Occupation
farmer
Address
Eden, Co. Leitrim
Language
English