School: Slattagh (roll number 13879)

Location:
Moher, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Brian Ó Baoighill

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0256, Page 088

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Local Cures.
A certain holy well in this district, which by visiting it before sunrise a cure for an upset stomach is available by just drinking some of the water. A very prominent cure for chin-cough is to put the affected person out between a donkey's legs three times in honour of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. A seventh daughter or son has the cure of "ring worm." After the baby is born some person takes a worm and lets it die in the child's hand, and after that when a worm is left in the palm of that child he immediately dies.
If a person milks your cow on May morning then your cow loses her milk for that year, and the person's cow increases her milk for that year.

Collector
L. Neary
Address
Slattagh Beg, Co. Roscommon
Informant
M. Neary
Gender
male
Address
Slattagh Beg, Co. Roscommon
Language
English