School: Thurles (No. 2) (roll number 13605)

Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Frances E. Walsh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0553, Page 035

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  1. For Warts
    Put a knot of straw (previously blackened with fire) on the wart, rub it well on it and then bury the bit of straw under a stone. When the straw rots the wart disappears.
    Fill a bag with as many stones as you have warts ; leave the bag of stone at the cross roads and the first corpse whose funeral passes the cross takes your warts and you are free of them.
    A slice of dry toast - well toasted
    Pain in the Back.
    A pennyworth of pitch
    A pennyworth of Burgundy
    A pennyworth of Dragon's blood - (This is bought as a powder).
    Put all ingredients on a piece of brown paper and with a hot iron flatten them
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)