School: Ardaghy, Omeath

Location:
Ardaghy, Co. Louth
Teacher:
B. Mac Craith

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0658, Page 131

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Toothache:
A cure for toothache is to make a promise never to shave on Sundays.

Warts:
A cure for warts is to dip the warts nine time in water which is lying on a stone, but the person must come upon the stone unexpectedly.
Whooping cough:
Dip a hot iron in Stockholm tar and breathe the smoke.
A sheep with powerless legs:
Place the sheep under a briar with both ends in the ground.
Sore wrist:
The skin of an eel tied tightly round a sore wrist will cure it.
A cold:
Take a drink of hot butter-milk with sugar on it.

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Collector
Rosie Sloane
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Bavan, Co. Louth
Informant
Peter Sloane
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Bavan, Co. Louth
Language
English