Result count: 69
  1. (no title)

    There was a disease known as mumps. It was a swelling in the throat and jaws and was very painful. The old people had a very peculiar cure for it.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Michael Gavigan
    Informant
    Mr James Gavigan
  2. (no title)

    The old people around Bundoran have many old cures. This is one of them. If two people of the same name marry their children have a cure for the mumps...

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Patrick Mc Aleer
    Informant
    Mr Peter Daly
  3. (no title)

    Long ago people did not believe in doctors or vets. They used cures of their own. The man or woman who had the cure of the mumps, his or her father and mother had to be of the same name...

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Thomas Cleary
    Informant
    Mr T. Cleary
  4. (no title)

    Leading a child to a running stream with a donkey's halter is said to be a cure for the mumps. Giving a child the milk that a ferret leaves after it, is a cure for whooping-cough...

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Patrick Curran
    Informant
    Mr John Curran
    Informant
    Mrs John Curran