School: Valleymount

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

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 062

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It is said that the seventh son has a cure for farsey in horses in this locality.
There are a lot of people that have cures. Among these is Peter Cummins who lives in carrig.

People who were born after their fathers death had a cure for "sore mouth." Another saying is any one married to a person with the same name as themselves has a cure for toothtakes, and pains, and headakes. The man and the woman who were both the same before the marrig would pass the cure from one to the other and one of them would give it to the person or child whom they were going to cure.
A man by the Name of Mr Byrne in Ballyknocken is a seventh son and he used to cure farsey in horses. There were so many people coming to him with horses for him to cure that he started to charge money and from that day to this he could not cure anything.

Collector
Cassie Cullen
Gender
female
Address
Carrigacurra, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr John Cullen
Gender
male
Age
38
Address
Carrigacurra, Co. Wicklow
Language
English