School: Coillte Clochair (B.) (roll number 1649)

Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim
Domhnall Ó Gallchobhair

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A Cure For Ringworm
A cure for Ringworm is given to a seventh son of the family and no daughter. It is also said that the seventh son of the seventh son with no daughter has the cure. How the child gets the cure is, he takes a worm in his hand, and squeezes it. He keeps squeezing the worm till it dies in his hand. Then he has the cure, and if anyone has the ringworm all he has to do (is to do) is to touch them and they are cured. Master McGees grandfather of Kiltyclogher was a seventh son of a seventh son with no daughter and went about the country curing people.