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Aillebrack, Co. Galway

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Whooping cough: To drink asses milk, or to go under an asses belly three times.
Scarlet fever: To boil the roots of nettles and drink the juice.
Cracked lips: To place the cover of the root of cupóg on cracked lips.
In curable diseases: Ladies Mantle, to leave it on the wound, or boil it and drink it.
Consumption: To cut the roots of the garlic, and eat it, and also to put the garlic in the soles of people’s shoes.
Diseases of children’s Tongues: To get a white gander and screech it into the child’s neck.
Swollen legs: To get a certain sea-weed and leave it on the swollen legs.
Toothache: To put the finger of a corpse in to the mouth.
To put a spurneanntóg in a bottle and bury it in the ground
To drink water from the pool in a forge.
Warts: To wash the warts in an unexpected three cornered pool of water.
Corns: To scrape a potato and leave the pulp to dry until it becomes starchy then apply it to the corns.
Sore throats: To tie the sole of the stocking you

Collector: Agnes Connolly

Informant: Unknown

Place: Aillebrack, Co. Galway

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

This page was added on 13/05/2017.

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