School: Carnadough (B.), Newtowncashel

Location:
Cornadowagh, Co. Longford
Teacher:
P. Eustace

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 303

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(1) A cure for a sore throat is to toast salt and put it into a stocking and tie it around your throat at night.
(2) A cure for a headache is to put your nose over a cup of tea and sniff it in.
(3) The seventh son or daughter of a family can cure ringworm.
(4) If a person had the thruoh or chincough and visit holy well and if they said prayers and make a promise to do some good act they will be cured.
(5) The cure for a wart is if you get a black nail without looking for it and rub it on the wart and then hand the snail on a thorny bush and while the snail is withering away the wart is withering also.
(6) A cure for sore eyes is to bathe them with black tea.

Collector
Tomás Ó Féicin
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Caltragh More, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Fayne
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Address
Caltragh More, Co. Longford
Language
English