Abstract: Story collected by a student at Bailieboro (Model) school (Bailieborough, Co. Cavan) from informant Mr C. Mc Cartney.

Original reference: 1011/2/4

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Cures [duchas:5067368]

1. A cure for a toothache is to rub mustard behind your ear.
2. A man that never saw his father has the cure of the dirty mouth.
3. To cure measles boil nettles and drink the water.
4. A cure for hiccough is to swallow your spit three times without drawing your breath.
5. The cure for a sprain is a little piece of goose grease, sometimes called ''goosesame''
6. The cure for chillblains is to rub a piece of an onion on them.
7. If you pointed a gooseberry thorn on a stye it would cure it.
8. If you got milk that a ferret had licked it would cure whooping cough.
9. A cure for a wart is to rub a snail on it and then hang the snail on a bush.

Cures [duchas:5067369]

10. If you rub a sting of a bee with ink it would cure it.
11. A cure for a burn is to rub it well with soap.
12. A cure for a corn is to boil ivy leaves and put it on it.
13. To rub a stone on a lump and then wet the stone the lump would go down immediately.
14. If you drink donkey's milk it would cure bronchitis.
15. The sap of a dock is good for the sting of a nettle
Mr C McCartney,

Local wedding customs
Marriages frequently take place before lent and advent.
Some people prefer the month of June and September.
The bride thinks it lucky to have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue on her wedding day as it is an old custom.
Another custom is when the couple is

Origin information
Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
Date created:
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Physical description
p. 053-054
Volume 1011
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher A. Ó Dubhda.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk medicine--Leigheas dúchasach
School location
BailieboroughCoill an ChollaighBailieboroughBailieboroughClankeeCavan
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Original reference: 1011/2/4

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"Cures"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher A. Ó Dubhda.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
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Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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