Cure for Tail-Slip in Cattle

Abstract: Story collected by Sadie Burnett, a student at Whitecastle school (Whitecastle, Co. Donegal) from informant Mrs Burnett.

Original reference: 1116/3/45

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Cure for Tail-Slip in Cattle [duchas:4419397]

There is a disease among cattle called  the "Tail Slip". When a cow takes this disease she cannot rise. She would die if she was not cured. Some people can cure this disease. There is a man in the Drung district who can cure this. He comes to your house and splits the cows tail and puts garlic and butter in it. He does this twice and the cow mends. The man,s name is Mr Allen.

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Whitecastle, Co. Donegal
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p. 236
Volume 1116
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher George Mc Cahey.
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WhitecastleAn Caisleán GealWhitecastleMoville UpperInishowen EastDonegal
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Original reference: 1116/3/45

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Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher George Mc Cahey.
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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