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- (continued from previous page)Pat Biggins of Culnageer Belcarra had the charm also.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Thomas McHale of Belcarra died last year (1937) aged 86 years. He was a weaver. He always had a quantity of the Sprain thread ready in the house. If a person sprained an ankle or anything, that person would go to Thomas and say "Thomas I got a hurt," but never ask him for the thread. Or somebody else would go instead of him: but in no circumstance must the thread be asked for.
Thomas would understand, and give him a piece of the sprain thread. That piece of thread would be tied round the hurt limb, and the limb would get alright. It was only a piece of the wool-thread that the weaver used in to the loom.
Pieces of the sprain thread have often(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Micheál Ó Gealbháin
- Thomas Mc Hale