School: Ráth Sheiscinn (roll number 13866)

Ratheskin, Co. Mayo
Anna Ní Chléirigh

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He bound him to secrecy.
King of Ballina took the evil. He and his son went to the Pretender for his blood. He was ordered to go to the top of a hill.
Pretender got stand and nails in it and got King rolled down the hill. He said he was leaving the son alive to bring home the news to the Irish Protestants.
Palmer of Summer Hill took the evil and was cured by the Pretender.

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The Evil is a boil which fills with every moon.

The Evil is a boil which fills with every moon. In Tuam, Mrs Blake had the cure. She used to give a thread to sufferers. Nuns in Tuam had part of Our Lord's garments and they cured the Evil. Prayers are recited for all cures.

Palmer got Rathfran from English soldiers for five 10d pieces
The old guinea was worth £1-2-9