School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 07_005

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A little woman who lives in the red hills of Kildare is able to cure Fever's by herbs she grows on the hills. She takes the juice of the plant and makes different stuff for each Fever. The woman's name is Mrs. Gleeson. Martin Mearns, Carnalway, Kilcullen is able to cure warts with a needle. He puts something on the needle and puts it in the warts. An old cure was to count your warts, put a stone for each wart in a bag the first one who picked up the bag would get your warts.

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Collector
Éamonn O Ruairc
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
circa 46
Language
English