School: Moynalty (B.)

Location:
Moynalty, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Uillford Ó Maoilmhichil

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0705, Page 317

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To cure a sty...

To cure a sty: Get a thorn off a Gooseberry bush and prick the sty with it three times every morning and say a prayer, the sty will soon be cured.

Sore throat: Heat salt on a pan and put it on a cloth and put it as a poultice around the throat on going to bed.
Chilblains:- may be cured by applying or rubbing them with pieces of raw potatoes. The potato is cut in two - and the chilblain rubbed with each part.
Whooping Cough:-If you happen to meet a "God's Horse" (i.e. a small insect of the Caterpillar type - brown with black hairs) on the road, without looking for it. Rub the insect to the neck of the affected person and it will cure him or her.

Collector
Peter Smyth
Gender
male
Address
Moynalty, Co. Meath
Informant
Mrs Smyth
Gender
female
Address
Moynalty, Co. Meath
Language
English