School: Cill Chiaráin

Kilkerrin, Co. Galway
Caitlín, Bean Uí Chuimín

Filter stories

/ 221 Forward
Resolution: Low | High

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0080, Page 139

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

The person afflicted gets a wisp of straw and blessed the wart with it nine times. Then the straw is placed under a stone and the wart will decay by degrees.

A person writes his or her name on a piece of cloth with a burnt stick and then bury the rag secretly. It is said thet while this is decaying the wart will the decaying also.
The person who has the wart must find a hollow in a rock and dip the wart in the water three times in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
To apply the juice of chicken-weed to the wart after it bleeds

(continues on next page)