From the OED references I listed, it doesn't seem to be strictly Irish; I
would definitely not associate it to witchcraft or magic in the poem. I may be
wrong about whether curlers were used or not -- it may be just the paper.
Hope we've helped more than confused you!
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Apparently "curling papers" are the Irish (this poem
gets greener by the
line, I suppose) way of saying cloths put into
I would assume this is what Eliot