School: Dromad (roll number 16781)

Location:
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Millicent "Nuabhroinn"

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 022

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A sprained leg or arm can be cured by the seventh son if he says some strange words and rubs his hand on the sprain. A stye can be cured by the prick of a gooseberry thorn. A wart can be cured by a piece of meat if it is rubbed on the wart and then buried and dug up after tree days and hung in a bush and when it begins to wither the wart begins to wither. A sore finger can be cured if a piece of butter or grease is rubbed on the cut and let the dog lick it. It will get better. A (mulien) hand or a cloven foot can be cured by the seventh son if he says some strange words and rubs his hand on the (mulien) hand or the cloven foot.

Collector
Susan Crowe
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Informant
James Crowe
Gender
male
Age
66
Occupation
farmer
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Language
English