Other cures

Kilgeverin, Co. Galway

Warts: It is a cure for warts to wash them in boiling potato water or to dip them in water which one finds in a stone without looking for it, or to rub some chicken weed on them.

Chin-cough: To catch a hedgehog boil it and drink the soup is a cure for chin-cough or to meet a man with a white horse ask him for a cure, if he gives you any cure the chin-cough will go.

Hiccough: It is a cure for it to drink out of a cup without putting ones nose into it or to get frightened by someone who was speaking.

Collector: Mary Mannion

Informant: Patrick Mannion, Tonmoyle

Place: Kilgeverin

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



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