School: Baile Rua (Buachaillí)

Location:
An Baile Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
Pádraig Mac Crosáin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0014, Page 060

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0014, Page 060

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    between one in a family the seventh boy is called a doctor and he can cure any disease. If a person is suffering from teeth ache and if he or she pulled one and to throw it over their heads they will never get teeth ache again. This is a cure for ringworm to put unsalted butter through sulphur and to put it on the place where the ringworm is and after a while it will go.
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  2. There are a lot of tinkers and they do a lot of travelling. They also buy bottles and old rags as I myself got branches and flowers for them. They also buy horsehair and broken wool.
    The best of them that I know for buying things are the Mac Donaghs and the Reillys and the Quinns and the Maguires and Tom Hurles. They give a good price for bad old rags. At least some of them do. Tom Hurles goes around at first with his bicycle and tells the people to bring the old rags and horsehair out on the side of the road. Then he goes back to his camp. He brings his pony and calf and gathers them and pays for them. Jack Sweeney is another man that is in the tinkers. He was in the war and he got out of it safely. He has a pencion (sic) now
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    Topics
    1. gníomhairí (~1)
      1. daoine de réir aicme
        1. an lucht taistil (~3,023)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Michael Gleeson
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Coill na Log, Co. na Gaillimhe
    Informant
    Thomas Rattigan
    Age
    80
    Address
    Coill na Log, Co. na Gaillimhe