School: Garryhill

Garryhill, Co. Carlow
Pádraig Ó Riain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0905, Page 289

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  1. Traditional Irish Cures
    Cure for Warts: Bury the head of an eel in the ground. When the eel's head rots the wart falls off.
    Cure for whooping cough: Pass the affected child in and out under a grey ass three times. Then get the ass to chew a piece of loaf bread. Before he swallows it, take it from him and get the child to eat it.
    Another cure for whooping cough: If a girl marries a man of the same surname as herself the brown bread she makes will cure whooping cough.
    Cure for hair falling out: Wash the bald parts of the head with sheep's milk.
    Cure for any wound: Wash the injured part in one of the many blessed wells in the country
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)