School: Loch an Toirc (roll number 9584)

Loughatorick South, Co. Galway
Bean Uí Mhuirgheasa

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0050, Page 0261

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her husband died many years before herself.

The only means of finding out these things that were troubling people was, some dark coloured particles like dry tea leaves which were closely corked in a big bottle and when she had questioned a person she shook this bottle and either put it to her ear or eye.
On one occasion a man from her own County of Clare had need to call on her for an advice concerning his own health and when she had talked with him for a while she told him he would be far a better man only for the cup he was using in his own home being a broken one and not to be so fond of using the water which flowed in a stream near his house that the spring well which was a distance away was much better she also told him to take out the broken glass that was in one window of his house.
At another time there was a girl brought to her who had a very sore hand her people could not know what happened

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Jim Sullivan
Loughatorick North, Co. Galway