There were some men who were the seventh son who could cure diseases. John Brien, Gurane, Corofin could cure the pox. He used half a pint of new milk, a cup of whiskey, a spoon of water and a spoon of salts to make a plaster.
Collector: Eddie Kearns, Pollnahallia, Co. Galway
Informant: Martin Kearns, Pollnahallia, Co. Galway
Place: Castlehacket, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie