School: Scoil na mBráthar, Tráighlí

Location:
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An Br. Breathnach

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0440, Page 196

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Local Cures
One of the cures for a tooth ache are frogs legs
Food left behind by a ferret is a cure for hooping cough
Yarrow weed for nervous deseases
Water from a hollow stone to cure warts
Damp salt for stings, also blue for bee stings or wasp
Peach tree leaves for dysentry,
Penny leaves for corns,
Boiled nettles for rheumatics,
Root of wild rose for hysteria,
Germanderspeedwell for jaundise,
Parsley for kidneys,
Wart weeds for warts,
Fox's heart for consumption,
Linsed meal poultises,
Sundays well is for curing the eyes and is situated in Oak park
Mrs. Twiss and "Yankie" Shannahan had healing power
If a person crawled under an arched brier he would be cured of a certain sickness.
Donal Sheehy,
Ballybeggan, Tralee
Told by Mrs T. Sheely (38 years)
Ballybeggan, Tralee

Collector
Donal Sheehy
Gender
male
Address
Ballybeggan, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mrs T. Sheehy
Gender
female
Age
38
Address
Ballybeggan, Co. Kerry
Language
English