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.
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Will Gray 

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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 curlers.
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for an explanation.
I would assume this is what Eliot means.