School: Lahinch (roll number 11591)

Location:
Lehinch, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Dónall Ó Ríordáin

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Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0621, Page 357

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Cure for ring-worm:- Sulphur and lard mixed and rubbed to the patch of ring-worm.
A pain in the ear:- catch an eel and cut the head off, then let the blood drop into the ear and the pain will go.
Cure for a wart:- after a shower of rain if there is water lodged on a stone, dip the wart in the water three times, and the wat will disappear.
Cure for a toothache on the tooth with a hole:- Get a little lime and put it into the tooth, then cover it with brown paper and the tooth will fall to pieces.
If fluid got into your eye: wash it in salt and water.
If you found a potato lost on the road put it in your pocket for a few days, and if you are suffering from a toothache it will then go.

Informant
Austin Curtin
Gender
male
Age
59
Address
Tullygarvan West, Co. Clare
Language
English