Abstract: Story collected by John Reilly, a student at Stravicnabo school (Stravicnabo, Co. Cavan) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0978/4/31

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Cures [duchas:5043326]

There was a man in Killenkere who had to swallow a frog for three days to get cure of the chin cough.  There is a well in Drumnaveigh and if you drink a sup of the water you will be cured from boils.
Owen Reilly Bogeskey, Patrick Mac Cormack Straugh and Ned Brady Tierlahood have the cure of the strain.  Biddy Higgins and Peter Boylan Drummin have the cure of the "thrush".  Any one who never saw their father have the cure of the dirty mouth.  Philip Tierney has the cure of the scabs.  Peter Smith and Patrick Gorman has the cure of warts. Philip Smith has the cure of the heart failure the way he (fills a cup) cures the heart failure is he fills a cup of meal, and puts the cup to the heart and says some prayers.

Origin information
Stravicnabo, Co. Cavan
Date created:
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Physical description
p. 442
Volume 0978
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Michael Kelly.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk medicine--Leigheas dúchasach
School location
StravicnaboStravicnaboLaveyLoughtee UpperCavan
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0978/4/31

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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 Michael Kelly.
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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