A cure for chincough is to ask a man riding on a white horse called Giolla an capaill báin for a cure for the chincough and any remedy he would suggest was a cure such as “cupán deas tae agus é a ól go moch”.
Another cure was to drink some milk a ferret would leave after it. The milk of a white donkey was supposed to be a very good cure for the chincough.
To apply the stuff, vomited by a crane beside a river, to the burns.
To get a leaf known as “duilleóigín Pádraig” and heat it beside the fire and leave it on the burn. Heated chicken-weed is also supposed to be a good cure.
The white of an egg is applied to the burn and is supposed to be able to cure it in three days. A mixture of sweet oil and lime water is another cure.
To heat salt and put it into a cloth and tie it round the neck.
To put boiled potatoes into a woollen stocking and tie it round the neck.
Place: Kilkerrin, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie
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