The Ferret

Castlehacket, Co. Galway

Ferrets are kept in some parts of the country to go down borrows and kill rabbits. In the wild though, they could kill a great many hens and ducks. Some of the old people in Caherlistrane say that there is a cure from a ferret when it leaves food behind. This cure would work for those with whooping cough.

Collector: Annie O’Dowde, Cluidrevagh, Co. Galway

Informant: John Burke, Cluidrevagh, Co. Galway

Place: Castlehacket, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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