School: An Scairbh (B.)

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Scarriff, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Siúrdáin

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Folklore - Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0591, Page 113

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The following are some of the cures which people long ago for different kinds of diseases.
Diseases. Cures.
Wart. Steal a piece of meat and rub it to the wart. Then bury the meat and according as it rots the wart will also rot.
Wart. Get a stone in the middle of field. See that there is a hole in the centre of it and that tis full of water. Dip your finger in the water and the wart will be cured.
Cuts. Rub a cobweb to them.
Cuts. Rub moss to them.
Sore Eyes. Rub a little water found in a hollow stone to them.
Hiccough. Get someone to frighten you.

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Collector
Domhnall Mac an Aircinnigh
Gender
male
Age
14
Address
Tingaree, Co. Clare
Language
mixed