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- XML School: Doirín Árd, Béal Átha an Dá Chab
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- XML “Bone-Setting Family”
- XML “My Townland”
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- About a hundred years ago there lived in Ballybawn a woman whose name was Nell O Brien. She was famous for bone setting. She was the first bone setter in Ballybawn.
Her father Liam Mor O Brien used give lodging to travelling people. There was a French doctor who had learned bone setting and he was travelling round at the time. He went to Liam Mor's house for lodging and it was from him Nell learned bone setting.
She thaught the trade to her brother and her brother thaught it to his own family so it was handed down to father to son on to the present generation.
I got this information from my father.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- I live in the townland of Cappa More and in Schull parish which is in the barony of West Carbery. Cappa More means the big tillage plot. There is a townland adjoining it called Cappa(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.