School: An Scairbh (B.)

Location:
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Siúrdáin

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An Scairbh (B.) | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0591, Page 111

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Weasel. animal a little bigger than a rat. It makes its nest in a ditch. The weasel feeds on rats, rabbits and fowl.

The following are cures that can be obtained from the bodies of animals.
Fox. It is said that the tongue of a fox would take a needle or a thorn out of a person's body.
Badger. If a badger's flesh was boiled and if the soup was drank by a person who had rheumatism it would cure it.
Ferret. It is said that if a ferret left milk after him and

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Collector
Seán Ó Briain
Gender
male
Address
Drewsborough, Co. Clare
Informant
John Boland
Gender
male
Age
40
Address
Tomgraney, Co. Clare
Language
English