School: Cnocán an Teampaill, Ros Gréine

Location:
Knockantemple, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Nic Aodhagáin

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0554, Page 203

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Ringworm
1. A black cats blood should be rubbed to it
2. Rub the ring worm with the fasting spit
3. Get a lid of a mans pipe and scrape it. Rub the scraping to the ringworm.

Whooping Cough
1. Walk under a white ass three times
2. Someone belonging to the sick child should ask a white horseman what would cure it. The first thing he says will cure it.
3. If a father and mother have the same surname they can cure whooping cough.
Sore Eyes
1. Rub someones wedding ring to them. Make the sign of the Cross on the eyes with it.
2. A fasting spit cure sore eyes of an infant.
Sore Throat
1. Put hot dry salt into a woollen stocking and keep it around the throat.
2. Mix honey lemon juice and tartaric acid and eat it.
3. Tie a piece of silk around the throat.

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Informant
Winnie Halloran
Gender
female
Address
Hill's-lot, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Burke
Gender
female
Address
Ballydoyle, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Lonergan
Gender
female
Address
Castleblake, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Delaney
Gender
female
Address
Railstown, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Perdue
Gender
female
Address
Rosegreen, Co. Tipperary
Language
English