School: Muclach

Mucklagh, Co. Offaly
S. Ó Néill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0805, Page 023

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  1. A cure for cancer is forge water. A cure for a whooping cough is a piece of bread got from a woman and her maiden name as the same as (her) her marriage name: for example a girl named Mary Kelly married to a man named Thomas Kelly.
    A cure for a tooth ache is pull a tooth out of a scull found in in a grave yard.
    A cure for a wart is to find a black snail: you must not look for it, rub it on the wart three times and then stick it on a thorn of a gooseberry bush. According as the snail decays the warts do likewise. Another cure for warts is place as many stones as you have warts in a bag by the roadside, and who ever picks up the stones gets the
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Cait Ní Ragaillig
    Ballard, Co. Offaly