School: Valleymount

Location:
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 059

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forge water to cure warts.
Because when the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph were going up to Bethlehem to be enrolled, the Blessed Virgin lost the brooch of her cloak.
When she was passing by a forge, she asked the blacksmith to make a pin to put in her cloak and he made the pin for her.
He dipped it in the water to cool it and the Blessed Virgin said that the water would cure the warts he had on his hands.

3. A man by the name of Keogh could cure St. Anthony’s fire and ringworm by bleeding his fingers and rubbing the affected parts.
4. The seventh is supposed cure farsy in horses
5. If a child is born after its father’s death it can cure sore mouth by blowing it three times.

1. Sore Throat. An old and reliable cure for a sore throat was the application of a stocking-ful of hot salt.

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Collector
May Quinn
Gender
female
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr J. Quinn
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mrs J. Quinn
Gender
female
Age
45
Occupation
teacher
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Language
English