School: Tulach an Iarainn (B.)

Location:
Tallow, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Proinnsias Ó Laoghaire

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Old Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0639, Page 62

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Runnng Eyes. Boil senacle and drink a wine-glassful every morning. The eyes must also be bathed in it.

Whooping cough. (a) Boil wood sorrel, a lemon, sugar-candy and some loaf sugar. Take a spoonful now and again.
(b) Pass the child around a mare donkey's body three times

Thrush. A person who never saw his father or whose father and mother were of the same name can cure it by blowing his breath on it for nine mornings.
Ringworm. He can also cure ringworm by making a line of his blood around it.
Rheumatics. Carry a raw potato in the

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Collector
Seán Mac an Ata
Gender
male
Language
English