School: Ardvarney (roll number 15116)

Ardvarney, Co. Leitrim
Máire, Bean Uí Amhaltúin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0202, Page 158

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  1. Not far from us there is a wood called Drumany wood. It it there is a large stone with two holes in it in the shape of two knees. Old people who go there say that this is St Patricks stone, and everyone who goes there should leave something on it saying "In honour of Ireland". In the winter there is [chiggs?] water in the holes and anyone who goes there while there is water in the holes should take some of it with them.
    There is also moss grown on the stone which people bring as a cuan for toothache and some people break off a piece of the stone for a cure of the pain of the head.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.