School: Castleterra

Location:
Castleterra, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Ciosóig

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Local Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0973, Page 034

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Local Cures
Written by Maureen O Reilly Drumenara Laragh Cavan
Collected from Mrs O Reilly Drumenara Laragh Cavan

There are many ways for curing sicknesses. It was a very common way for curing the mumps to put the asses winkers on the person affected. Then some one would lead them round the pig sty saying an old ryhme
The cure of the sprain is a cure which few people have James McCabe has the cure There are certain days for making it. Monday and Thursday are the days to go after sun set. Whatever part was sprained he would give it three pulls and he would say prayers.

Collector
Maureen O' Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Drumnanarragh, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mrs O' Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Drumnanarragh, Co. Cavan
Language
English