School: An Cheathrú Gharbh

Carrowgarve, Co. Mayo
Tomás Ó Fiachra
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 602

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  1. There is a disease going known as Ringworm. Doctors have failed to cure this disease. It is a very trouble-some disease and its [sic] only the seventh son in a family that can cure it.
    When they are young children there is a worm put in their hands and if the worm dies hey have the cure for Ring-worm.
    They cure it by rubbing their hand to the sore place and saying some prayers. The person that is getting cured has to be visited three times by the person that has the charm.
    The person that is getting cured has to say some prayers also.
    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. ringworm (~99)
    Maggie Garrett