School: St. Brendan's (C.), Blennerville

Location:
Cathair Uí Mhóráin, Co. Chiarraí
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mhuircheartaigh
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  1. Warts. If you have warts you should make the sign of the Cross with your fasting spit on the warts every morning.
    Toothache. Rub salt, pepper, or ginger to the aching gums.
    Measles. Drink a glass of hot whiskey.
    Sore throat. Gargle with hot water and salt.
    Boils. Put the steam of a hot water bottle to the boil.
    Ringworm. Write your name with blue ink on the sore.
    Chillblains. Walk around barefooted it is a great cure for Chillblains.
    Sprains. Rub potato water to sprains.
    Sty. Rub a fasting spit to it every morning.
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    Topics
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. cleachtas an leighis
        1. leigheas dúchasach (~11,815)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Nora Williams
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Cathair Uí Mhóráin, Co. Chiarraí
    Informant
    Maurice Williams
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    42
    Address
    Cathair Uí Mhóráin, Co. Chiarraí
  2. If you cut your hair on a Sunday you would have a pain in your head for the whole of that week.
    If you walked under a ladder you would never grow.
    If you break a looking glass you would have seven years bad luck.
    If you break ware on a Monday you would be breaking them for the whole of that week.
    If you were going to a fair on a Monday morning, and if you met a foxcey woman you would have good luck that
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