School: Valleymount

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

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Old Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 061

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1. For cuts. The dust of tea was put into the cut.
2. Another cure for a cut was the application of salt.
3. Yet another cure for cuts was to pour parafin oil in on them.
4. For tooth ache. A frog was held in the mouth for five minutes.
5. For warts. Rub your fasting - spit on each wart for nine mornings in succession.
6. Another cure for warts was to dip the wart in forge-water, once a day for nine days.
7. A cure for a sty in the eye was to point a gooseberry thorn at it for nine mornings after each other.
8. Another cure for a sty was to rub the wedding ring of a person who was not related to you, against it for seven days.
9. A seventh son has a cure for farsey in horses and ringworms, while a seventh son of a seventh son has a cure for certain diseases in people.

Mr. M. Tipper, Blacksmith 55yr
Valleymount,
Blessington,
Co. Wicklow
Sally Tipper,
Valleymount,
Blessington,
Co. Wicklow

Collector
Sally Tipper
Gender
female
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr M. Tipper
Gender
male
Age
55
Occupation
smith
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Language
English