School: Bullach

Location:
Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Máire Ní Fhlannagáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0244, Page 023

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open. Then he said a certain prayer in Irish and the ailment was cured

other people had the charm for taking dust from a persons eye. The person who had the cure took a mouthful of water and then said a certain prayer in Irish and when he threw out the water the dust was in it. He could take the dust from a person's eye no matter was distance there was between them.
The person who had the cure for a sprained ankle made a thread from flax and tied it round the sprained part, then said a prayer in Irish. This was done three times on certain days.
To cure a sty in the eye nine gooseberry thorns were pointed at the sty and the words "a sty in your eye you lie, you lie" were said by person who pointed the thorns. Then the thorns were thrown over the left shoulder.
Ferrets leavings were giving to children with the whooping cough for a cure.

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Collector
Ellen Higgins
Gender
female
Address
Lugakeeran, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Mrs Teresa Irwin
Gender
female
Address
Tully, Co. Roscommon
Language
English