School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

Location:
Tankerstown, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Thom. F. Meagher

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Cures for Warts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 316

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Cures for Warts
A cure for a wart is to rub the first
snail you meet to the wart and then
put the snail on a white thorn bush.
Another cure for a wart is to get a
piece of ivy and cut it into the shape of a cross and put it into a manure heap and according as the ivy is getting rotten the wart will be getting smaller.
Take a piece of meat from the chimney of another person's house without being seen and rub it to the wart: then bury the meat in a manure heap. When the meat is rotten the wart will disappear.

Collector
Ellen Ryan
Gender
female
Address
Kilnacask Lower, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr Matt Ryan
Gender
male
Address
Kilnacask Lower, Co. Tipperary
Language
English