School: Cluainteach (C.), Newtownforbes

Cloontagh, Co. Longford
Bean Mhic Garaidh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0756, Page 219

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  1. Another cure for a wart.
    If a person has a wart, it is said that if he finds a black snail, and rubs it on the wart, and then to hang him on a white thorn bush, until it would wither away. When the snail was withered the wart was supposed to be gone.
    Cure for a sty in the eye.
    When a person has a sty in his eye he goes to a gooseberry bush, and picks ten thorns off it, throws away the tenth one, and points the other nine at the sty. Then he throws all of them away. After a few days the sty will disappear.
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Mary Lizzie Mc Avey
    Briskil, Co. Longford