School: Behey (roll number 8222)

Behy, Co. Donegal
Meadhbh, Bean Uí Dhochartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 35

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 35

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  3. XML “Cure for Toothache”
  4. XML “Another Cure for Toothache”
  5. XML “Cure for Cancer”

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  1. The person suffering from Toothache goes to the local forge, on the way he is not to speak a word to anybody. He asks the smith for three horse stumps for God’s sake. He returns home without speaking a word to any person that he meets. He then hammers the stumps into a bush “that never was planted. By the time he does this the toothache is gone.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. If the person with toothache is walking and comes accidentally on a stone with a hole in it in which there is water. If he rubs this water to the tooth and blesses himself he will be cured.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
          1. medicine for human sicknesses
            1. toothache (~180)
    Mary Donagher
  3. A man, named William Morrow is supposed to hold the secret of making a plaster from herbs that can cure cancer if applied in time
    Several men of Cashelard district have gone to him. Some were cured + others died. He lives in the Derries the next townland to Cashelard and is aged about sixy.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.