School: Allenwood

Location:
Allenwood, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Seán Ó Clúmháin

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As white as the driven snow,
As cross as a briar,
As straight as a die,
Big talk won't boil the pot,
There is nothing like having plenty of everything even if it is only poverty!

Mr Daly of Ticknevin Carbury Co. Kildare uses a wooden plough.

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Dockleaf will cure nettle sting.

Dockleaf will cure nettle sting
Spit on the dockleaf & rub it on saying"Dockedy dockedy day
Take the sting of the nettle away"

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English

To cure wildfire- Put a black cat up your sleeve and whatever bit of his tale sticks out cut it off and the blood will cure the wild fire.

[NB: Wildfire is a skin infection, probably Erysipelas.]

To cure earache- put a piece of black sheep's wool in the ear.