Cures

Kilgeverin, Co. Galway

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  • Potato water is a cure for a stone bruise.
  • If one had a pain in one stomach heat a plate and put it on it.
  • For a pain on ones back put on eel skin on it and it will go.
  • A cure for a headache is to make a cup of strong tea and drink it and the headache will go.
  • A cure for a wart is to throw a snail upon a bush and while it is withering your wart will also be withering. Another cure for it is to hid a bit of meat and tell no one where it is hid and when fourteen mornings are gone your wart will be also gone.

Collector: Delia Kennedy

Informant: Mrs Kennedy, Kilgeverin

Place: Kilgeverin

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 26/05/2017.

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